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Extra Cheesy Hot Nacho Dip (GF, V)

DWELL by Michelle
I first made this recipe during a super bowl party we attended in college. And let me tell you, everyone there loved it! Using a combination of sharp cheddar cheese and mild colby cheese, this Extra Cheesy Hot Nacho Dip is the easiest 10-minute nacho cheese sauce you'll EVER make!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 285 kcal


  • 2 tbsp butter , cubed
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder 
  • ½ tsp paprika  
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese , shredded 
  • 1 cup mild colby cheese , shredded 
  • ¼ cup hot sauce 
  • salt and pepper , to taste 
  • red pepper flakes , optional
  • additional milk , if needed


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in flour and stir for about 1 minute, or until lightly browned.
  • Add in milk, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then stir for 3-5 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Turn the heat to low, then add shredded cheddar and colby cheese. Stir until the cheeses have melted. Add the hot sauce, then stir until combined. If desired, add in additional milk to thin.
  • Pour the dip mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve immediately. ENJOY!
Keyword appetizers, easy snacks, game day snacks, Gluten-Free, hot nacho dip, nacho dip, spicy cheese dip, vegetarian