The easy, creamy cheese sauce in this recipe gets its kick from spicy Asian chili sauce.
Here, I used sambal, a traditional combination of fiery chilies and garlic, but you could also use smooth sriracha—also known as “rooster sauce, “ because of the rooster image commonly found in its green-capped bottle.
Essentially, this is a fun take on ballpark nachos. In place of the traditional tortilla chips, I used homemade crispy sweet potato chips with smoked sea salt
. The sweetness of the potatoes, combined with the smokiness of the salt and the spiciness of the dip is just perfect and satisfies a variety of cravings. Feel free to substitute any kind of chip you like—homemade or store-bought. Tortilla chips, pita chips or even regular potato chips still make this an amazing party snack.
The cheese sauce is also fantastic as a spicy base for macaroni and cheese, or drizzled warm over cooked vegetables, like Brussels sprouts, broccoli or even asparagus!
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