Slow Cooker Nacho Cheese Recipe

When I think slow cooker, I think comfort food. What says comfort food more than cheese? Monday I topped my chili with cheese, Steph’s amazing chicken tacos were topped with cheese.

Today’s the day that it’s ALL about cheese…Slow Cooker Nacho Cheese.

Super Bowl Nacho Cheese

Now normally, I am not a huge fan of processed cheese, but this recipe is quite nice…down right addicting. Even better? It’s super simple and feeds a crew. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

Slow Cooker Nacho Cheese Recipe

1 box velveeta cheese (large box)
1 stick butter
1 diced onion
1 4 oz. can taco sauce
2 diced jalepenos or 1 4 oz. can green chilies (I am a spice wimp, so I prefer the green chilis)

optional: 1/2 lb. turkey sausage

In a large pan, melt butter. Stir in onions, cook until soft (approx. 3-5 min.). Add taco sauce and green chilies. Cut velveeta cheese into chunks. Put into a large crock pot and cook on low, stirring occasionally.

I mentioned that this recipe goes a long way. If you have leftovers (like we often do) keeps well in the refrigerator and can be used with many different dishes. 

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.

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  1. Hey! I was just wonderin approx. how much this feeds… I want to make it for a party. It looks delish & simple.. So if you could get back to me about that it would be GREAT! (:

    • Hey Alley, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve been traveling. The recipe pretty well fills a large crock pot. I typically make it for parties – could never eat that much otherwise. I think we’ve had anywhere from one to two dozen over to share this with…

      Have a fun party!

      xoxo, Tauni

  2. I’m from Australia and we don’t have Velveeta, is there something else I can make which is similar? I’m dying with out cheese dip! Ha ha

    • Hannah, I have friends in Australia…You’re just not as unhealthy as we are with all of our processed foods! I know that you can get Velveeta at many of the US food shops there, but as an alternative I think you’d have to create this recipe with fresh cheddar cheese and butter, but I am not sure what the consistency would be. Let me know if you figure something out! xoxo Tauni

  3. Hi Tauni, thanks for the recipe, going to try it for Super Bowl Sunday! But I have a couple of questions, sorry! So… add the taco sauce and chiles to the pan you are cooking the onion in? Do you add that mixture in with the Velveeta in the crock pot right away, or wait until the cheese melts? And finally, how long does this all cook in the crockpot…..I don’t see a time….? Thank you so much in advance!!

    • Hi Karen, Yes. You add the taco sauce and chilis to the pan you’re cooking the onion in and stir. I always put everything straight into the crock pot. I don’t wait for the cheese to melt. As soon as the cheese is melted and everything is stirred together you can serve. It really doesn’t take that long. I really use the crock pot to keep the dip warm and melty 🙂 Good luck and happy snacking! xoxo Tauni