This recipe was adapted from Good. Food. Stories (a truly beautiful website).
We were making Philly cheesesteak sandwiches (I guess it should be cheezsteak lol) and of cours to do that properly you need Cheez Whiz. Which I did not have. So a quick search of the internet showed that there’s about a million ways to make it, but I thought the spice combination would give it a zip that a lot of them were missing.
You’ll notice from the ingredients I did change it up a bit on the ingredients. I added Velveeta because hers were just to pure and real. I was going for super fake, with a kick (that’s the spices and the sharp cheddar cheese).
I didn’t get fancy with it, I basically just threw it all in a pot and heated slowly until it was melted.
I did end up adding just a touch more milk (surely due to the Velveeta). I also added extra turmeric, because I wasn’t sure it would be yellow enough due to the white cheddar, and it was FLUORESCENT. I think if I did it again I’d back off a little. It looked pretty cool though!
And add that to Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. GENEROUSLY. They were AMAZING.
We also made nachos with it. I was actually surprised at how much my husband and kids liked this. They’re HUGE cheese snobs (usually I’m the only one eating the fake cheese! But they’re from Wisconsin and…I’m not).
Homemade Cheez Whiz
- 8 ounces velveeta
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon MSG
- Add milk and cornstarch to pot and whisk. Turn heat to medium low and cook, covered until all cheeses are melted. You may need to adjust the milk at the end to your liking.