#5. Have a Nacho Party!

nacho party time!

You know what’s dangerous? Figuring out that it’s super EASY to make your own Nacho Cheese Sauce. This kind of information can be really helpful if you want to host a Nacho Party!  Knowing how to make your own nacho cheese is not helpful when you plan on wearing a bathing suit soon. If you find yourself making a batch and suddenly you’re sitting on the couch watching Housewives shows on Bravo with nothing but the pot & a spoon, STOP YOURSELF!  This activity, although incredibly tempting, is exactly why you are not currently bathing suit ready, Tracy.

There are only three people who know how long ago this Nacho Party happened. Hey 3 people, let’s not tell the internet how behind I am in posting this! If you can keep the date tight lipped, I’ll feed you more nachos. From what I remember, you three DEMOLISHED your nachos, which only leads me to believe you do not want me to revoke your nacho privileges. How’s that for a threat??

BTW, we can cross off another thing from my 31 comes before 32 list #5. Have a Nacho Party!! And hot DANG they were good! If you find yourself with any leftover cheese (not possible!) pour some over a baked potato and add some steamed broccoli on top!

And we’re off!

Here’s the ingredient party! Green peppers & jalapenos are ESSENTIAL for the nacho cheese sauce!

(FYI-not all of these ingredients are included in the sauce! Some of them are nacho toppings!)

NACHO CHEESE!

Follow the simple directions below and this is what you get!

that's right!

Christine gets her nacho on!!

christine takes a scoop

Whitney takes her first bite!

whitney's!

Casey goes crazy with HOT SAUCE and likes his sour cream & black beans on the side.

casey's!

I like pouring it all on….everything piled up in the center! YUM.

mine!!

Nacho cheese is pretty hypnotic, huh?

laying it on thick!

I wish you could have been there!

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Serves 4-5 people

(recipe adapted from Cooks.com)

  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (I used Tapatio!)
  • 2 tbsp. minced jalapeno peppers (I used jarred jalapenos)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • dash cayenne pepper

Mix together peppers, olive oil, garlic and butter in a saucepan. Saute ingredient until they soften.
Sprinkle in flour, pour in milk and stir until mixture simmers — do not allow to boil. When mixture begins to thicken, stir in the cheese and remaining ingredients, Simmer on low heat an additional five minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Serve immediately!

Awesome Toppings for Nachos:

  • jalapenos
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • black beans
  • soyrizo
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • Tapatio hot sauce!
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