Taco Bell Lava Sauce





If you are like me, then you are going to love this recipe. I was finding myself, once a week, going to Taco Bell to get anything with Lava Sauce on it. I knew there had to be a better way so I made my rendition of Lava Sauce. It is perfect to bottle up and to always have some on hand.

Eat up and enjoy!

 1 cup of Chip Cheese Dip (mild, medium, or hot )
 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
 1 teaspoon of smoked Paprika
 1/2 a teaspoon of Granulated Sugar
 1/2 a teaspoon of Cumin
 Pinch of Garlic Powder
 Pinch of Onion Powder
 2 teaspoons of Cold Water

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Step 1: Cheese

Place Cheese Dip in a mixing bowl

1 cup of Chip Cheese Dip (mild, medium, or hot )

Step 2: Seasons

Measure and the dry seasons in a separate bowl, then add seasons to Cheese Dip

1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon of smoked Paprika
1/2 a teaspoon of Granulated Sugar
1/2 a teaspoon of Cumin
Pinch of Garlic Powder
Pinch of Onion Powde

Step 3: Mix

Mix the Cheese Dip and Season together with a spoon (mix well)

Once mixed, add in the 2 teaspoons of Cold water, and mix well once again.

Refrigerate for 12 hrs to let the sauce set.

Step 4: Extra Yum ( Taco Bell's Chicken Quesadilla )

Extra Ideas:

We like to make Quesadilla's at home, all you need are

One large Chicken Breast
Pack of Large flour tortillas
Grated Cheese - either mild or sharp cheddar, or Monterey
Pinch of Salt

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

Step 1: Season the Chicken with salt
Step 2: Grill or pan fry the chicken breast, until cooked
Step 3: Chop Chicken in peices
Step 4: Place tortilla on greased baking sheet and top with chicken and cheese.
Step 4: (optional) add Lava Sauce ( Taco Bell's Quesadilla has Lava Sauce )
Step 5: Place another tortilla on top of the other and place in oven for 12 minutes

Eat and enjoy!

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    15 Discussions


    Reply 3 years ago

    they used to have lava sauce, they always have creamy jalapino sauce. Its different,


    5 years ago on Introduction

    love this one question though chip cheesedip are you talking like the cheese dip you buy in supermarkets for tortillas and stuff or something else?

    3 replies

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    In this instructable I used Old Dutch cheese dip for chips, you should be able to use about any cheese dip though.

    Great question, thank you for asking.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi. Seems this has a high rating. :) In your honest opinion, does it taste identical to Taco Bell Version or no? I can't get Old Dutch where I am. I looked on their website and they have several options, but only MILD, not hot, etc. Do you have a 2nd brand you would recommend? THANK YOU!!! :)


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It is a very close match, from there ingredients they use egg and oil (Mayo) instead of cheese. You can use any cheese dip really, I want to try making a thicker batch using Velveeta cheese some day. Remember you can make it and modify it to your liking. It is very inexpensive to make, so give it a try and let me know what you think. Thanks for the great question meland998 and have a great Holiday season :-)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I never did mention if you want to add a little more heat or less, feel free to adjust the cayenne pepper amount to your taste. Happy eating all :-)