By Shahadat Hossain

The Taco Bell Cheese Sauce Recipe You've Been Waiting For

Do you love Taco Bell’s cheese sauce? Well, now you can make it at home with this easy recipe! 

A homemade Taco bell cheese sauce is simple to create and tastes far superior to any store-bought sauce. It combines classic cheese sauce ingredients like cheddar, cream cheese, and milk with a touch of Taco Bell's signature seasonings for a delicious dip or topping.

Whether you ask for a taco bell nacho cheese sauce recipe, quesadilla sauce, or any copycat recipes of taco sauce, Sauces by Jrk! has perfect recipes for you. Our simple, easy-to-follow instructions will help you create a delicious and cheesy sauce that is perfect for all your tacos and burritos. So ditch the drive-thru and try out this recipe today! This copycat dish is quick and simple, whether you want cheesy fiesta potatoes, nachos, or a cheesy burrito.

Ingredients For Taco Bell’s Cheese Sauce

  • 15-ounce jar Cheez Whiz cheese dip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons pickled jalapeño juice or brine
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Equipment Needed To Make Taco Bell’s Cheese Sauce

Create taco bell's cheese sauce with this equipment at home:

  • Medium saucepan: this is where all the ingredients will be mixed and heated
  • Whisk: used to mix everything until smooth
  • Knife: it's used to chop pickled jalapenos and other toppings/ ingredients
  • Can Opener: with this, you can open the jar
  • Spatula: mix and serve the sauce Directions for making Taco Bell Cheese Sauce
  • Bowl: this is to prepare toppings and ingredients

How To Make Taco Bell Cheese Sauce

This sauce is super easy to make. Just follow these easy steps:

Measure Ingredients 

Begin by measuring your ingredients according to their specified quantities. For example, you will need milk, butter, cheddar cheese, cornstarch, and taco seasoning. If you prefer a thinner consistency for your cheese sauce, you may also want to add more milk (or water) than what is called for.

Add The Ingredients To A Sauce Pan And Heat

Next, heat your ingredients over medium heat in a saucepan until the butter has melted and the salt and pepper have been incorporated into the cheese. Stir frequently to prevent burning or scorching.

Taste And Adjust

Once your ingredients are fully melted and combined, taste the mixture to see if it is to your liking. You should add more salt or pepper if you feel it needs it. Additionally, you can  adjust the consistency by adding more or less milk (or water) as needed.

Ready To Serve!

Finally, serve your creamy cheese sauce warm over your favorite Mexican dishes! It goes great with everything from nachos and burritos to tacos and enchiladas, making it a versatile staple in any home chef's kitchen. Whether you're hosting a casual get-together or looking for an easy weeknight dinner solution, taco bell cheese sauce is sure to be a hit.

Elevating Your dishes With Taco Bell Cheese Sauce

This delicious cheese sauce is versatile and has the ability to elevate any dish! Some uses for this sauce are:

As A Dip

Taco Bell's signature cheese sauce is a delicious and versatile way to add flavor to various foods. So whether you're enjoying raw veggies like carrots or bell peppers, trying out some tortilla chips, or craving cheesy fiesta potatoes, adding a little bit of Taco Bell cheese sauce can give your snack an extra boost of flavor and creaminess.

Mix It With Rice

If you're bored with plain old rice, try mixing in a few spoonfuls of cheese sauce to spice things up. Whether you prepare your rice from scratch or take a shortcut using pre-packaged cooked rice, this tasty combination will become one of your favorites.

Turn Pasta Into Nachos

One creative way to use Taco Bell cheese sauce is by turning it into homemade nachos. First, make your favorite batch of pasta and then pour generous helpings of the cheesy goodness over the top before topping it with all the usual toppings like sliced tomato, green onion, black olives, and avocado slices. This easy dish makes a perfect weeknight dinner that everyone will love!

Add Flavoring To Burgers

Who says cheeseburgers have to be topped only with slices of American? Why not mix things up by switching things up next time you cook dinner? Adding small dollops of Taco Bell’s cheese sauce adds some extra richness and depth of flavor to any burger patties – melt over the top when the burgers are almost done, searing for an effortless upgrade.

Cheesy Quesadilla

Taco Bell’s cheese sauce is an ingredient in recipes like quesadillas and cheesy casseroles. This lets you get all of the delicious cheese without all the lumps or hassle, making it perfect if you are pressed for time or want your dish to come out picture-perfect every time.

Is The Sauce Nutritious And Healthy?

While Taco Bell Cheese Sauce offers a tasty addition to various dishes, it should be consumed in moderation as it is high fat (Saturated Fat: 8g) and calories (182 kcal).  It also contains protein (8g) and calcium (247mg). 

Therefore, Taco Bell Cheese Sauce can be a part of a balanced diet when used sparingly and in combination with vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Most hot sauces are considered suitable for health as they can have a variety of benefits and can improve your diet.

Storing Taco Bell’s Cheese Sauce

To extend the shelf life of Taco Bell’s cheese sauce, it can be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or plastic bag. Defrost and reheat before serving. 

Alternatively, store for up to 7 days in the refrigerator and use as desired. Ensure that all utensils handling the cheese sauce are clean and not contaminated with other food items to prevent spoilage.

Additionally,  do not leave the sauce at room temperature for more than 2 hours before refrigerating it.

The sauce's expiration depends mostly on its ingredients, so check the expiration date before buying it. Also, pay attention to any changes in texture or smell if stored for longer. If either occurs, it is best to discard the sauce and make a new one.

Explore Our Sauces by Jrk! Recipes!

Now that  you know how to make your own mouth watering Taco Bell cheese sauce at home, check out the Sauces by Jrk! for more amazing sauce recipes! We have everything you need, from barbecue to hot sauces, to take your meal up a notch. Thanks for reading, and happy cooking!

                                                                 KYLE PRICE 

Kyle Price, the creative force behind Sauces by Jrk!, brings a unique blend of Jamaican culinary heritage and modern flair to the world of gourmet sauces. Starting his journey in a bustling Miami kitchen, Kyle's passion for authentic Jamaican flavors and commitment to natural, health-focused ingredients quickly set his sauces apart. His mantra, "Health is Wealth, Mon," reflects in every bottle, offering a delicious journey into Jamaican tradition with a contemporary twist.

For more about Kyle and his approach, visit Sauces by Jrk!.