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Jun 21, 2011 07:29 PM

Best Tasting Canned Nacho Cheese

Hey all!

I'm hoping to get some feedback on great tasting canned nacho cheese. I have a great recipe for it, but the fam and I are going on vacation and I want to keep cooking extremely simple--it's a vacation, right? I have nachos on the menu but really don't want to destroy our dinner with some bad tasting canned cheese sauce. I've tried tostitos and like it but am wondering about other brands. A little spicy is OK. I hate, HATE velveeta type sauces so just rule suggesting out any of those. Also, I live in the Seattle area and need to be able to find your suggestions locally. Thanks in advance for any input!

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    1. I'm not sure about the canned stuff but I am greatly interested in your personal great recipe for home made nacho cheese sauce.

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      1. Frontera Kitchens has a great nacho cheese sauce and a couple of quesos under the Salpica label:
        Nacho cheese -
        Quesos -

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        1. re: CDouglas

          Unfortunately, I won't have time to mail order anything as I waited til the last minute to draw up a menu. But I will check your suggestion out in the future. Thanks for responding.

          1. re: cozybug

            Frontera products are available at Whole Foods in my area in case that helps.

        2. I picked up a couple jars of Newman's Own recently when on sale 2/$4.

          It's not bad for cheese sauce in a jar. I've never run across a stand out in this area. I usually revel in the low brow aspect of the experience when I go the sauce route with nachos. Anyway, it's passable, and reasonably priced even at full price (About $2.75?), plus the profits go to help kids with three heads and all that charitable stuff.

          I do recall a DL Jardine's jarred queso that I tried a few years ago that was positively disgusting. A good quality stinky cheese can be a wonderful thing, but the flavor and odor of this stuff was straight out of a gym locker. I'm still a fan of some of their hot sauces, but no more with the cheese.

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          1. re: laststandchili

            Walmart, right? I also picked up a couple jars of Newman's cheese sauce for that price. To be honest, I wasn't blown away by it and it left a chemical processed aftertaste in my mouth. The other jar sits untouched in my cupboard. However, it does make me feel better that my money did go to helping the kids with extra heads :-D.

            1. re: cozybug

              Donate the other jar to a food bank then. Win win.


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