Dip Essentials: Amazing Cheddar Sauce

Andy Anderson !


This is an easy cheese sauce to make, and it beats the pants off any store-bought variety.

I’ve added a few spices to give is a different flavor than your typical cheese dip, and the fun thing is that you can vary the spices to suit your own tastes.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 tsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 oz
    pepper jack cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 oz
    colby cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 tsp
    arrowroot powder
  • 3 - 4 oz
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Dip Essentials: Amazing Cheddar Sauce


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the grapeseed oil to a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the onions, and then cook until they begin to soften, about 4 - 6 minutes.
  5. Mix the cheeses together with the arrowroot powder.
  6. Add to the saucepan and reduce heat to medium low.
  7. Add the evaporated milk.
  8. Whisk until the cheese melts and smoothly combines with the evaporated milk.
  9. Add the cumin, chili powder, and paprika, and continue to mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  10. Chef’s Tip: If the sauce becomes too thick, you can thin it down with a bit more evaporated milk.
  12. Place in a bowl, and surround with your favorite dipping items; veggies, chips… it’s totally up to you. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dip Essentials: Amazing Cheddar Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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