Re-Canning Nacho Cheese from the #10 Jars

Re-Canning Nacho Cheese from the #10 Jars

My kids love nachos and cheese. We are a big family, but even so we can’t eat an entire can of nacho cheese. So I can the rest up and we have individual servings sizes on the shelf.

Disclaimer: This is another product that the USDA says is a no no to can. So you do what you feel is best for your family.

So this is going to be quick. Be sure to check back, I am making a YouTube video about canning this cheese as well.

You will start off with a #10 can of nacho cheese. I set the can down in a pot with some water just to warm it up, and make it easier to put in the jars. You can also just put the cheese in a pot and warm it up. No need to bring to boil.

Take your sterilized jars, I only use 1/2 pints. Nothing bigger. I fill them up with the cheese leaving the proper head space- 1 inch. Wipe the rims down and place your sterilized lids and rings on the jars.

Place in the water bath canner and bring your water to a rolling boil. Make sure your water covers the jars by at least an inch of water. Once it has come to a rolling boil, set your timer for 25 minutes.

When your 25 minutes is up, remove carefully with jar lifters and place on a towel. Leave it undisturbed for 24 hours. You should start to hear popping shortly after you remove your jars.

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6 thoughts on “Re-Canning Nacho Cheese from the #10 Jars”

  • Hi there! I have a question. The nacho cheese I buy we usually thin out a little bit with milk when we use it. Should I still thin out before re canning? Or just wait and thin it out when we go to use it?

    • I have never thinned it out with milk. I have used water, and it separated. It isn’t bad but looks rather icky. You could try a few with milk and a few without and see which you like better.

  • I have been canning for over 45 years and never thought to do the cheese….BUT….I am going to do it….I live alone and would never use the entire can (unless the grands visit) so this is perfect…..thanks! So glad I follow your posts….always find a nugget!!!!

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