Obviously, this nacho cheese pretzel dip can be eaten with other foods beyond pretzels. I’m thinking tortilla chips, steamed veggies, popcorn chicken…
But with these Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites? So delicious!
What’s fun about this recipe is that you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. In fact, our family made individual bowls of the cheese dip, then added as much hot sauce as we each preferred.
Easy Nacho Cheese Pretzel Dip
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 to 1½ cups milk
- hot sauce to taste (we like Cholula)
- In a medium saucepan, slowly melt cream cheese and cheddar cheese cubes on medium low heat, stirring constantly.
- Once melted, gradually add milk and whisk together while continuing to heat.
- Once the sauce reaches the consistency you desire, remove from heat and serve - adding hot sauce to taste.
My boys were so impressed that I was able to make something that tasted so much like the canned fake cheese dip. But never fear – because this is made with real ingredients, it tastes much better than what comes out of a can.
Let’s take a vote: Who likes the cheese stuff that pours out of a can? Love it? Hate it? Don’t feel bad admitting that you like it. We all have our lingering non-food cravings (says the lady who still chooses Nacho Cheese Doritos when given the opportunity).
But speaking of Doritos and Velveeta (which we weren’t actually speaking of but hang with me here). If you want to avoid cheese from a can and cheese from a box – but you really love Nacho Cheese Dip – I have a recipe you are going to love!
After years of trying, I came up with Real Food “Velveeta” and Rotel Dip.
You guys. This recipe changed my life and I now make this dip every couple of weeks because we love it so much. I exaggerate frequently and am sarcastic often – but I am very serious about this dip.
So there you go. You now have two amazing homemade, real food dips to try so that you can forever and always avoid processed cheese. Amen and amen.