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Versatile Chili-Cheese Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 cups

It's so good, there's no limit to ways this sauce can be enjoyed. We use it as a fondue (a dip for tortilla chips or vegetables) or poured over grilled chicken, baked potatoes, etc. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in the sour cream, chilies and bouillon. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Add cheeses and pepper. Cook until bubbly and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 411 calories, 39g fat (25g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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