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Simple Cheese Sauce

Easy homemade cheese sauce, made with your choice of hard cheese. Delicious over veggies!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 225kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheese, grated {any hard or semi-hard cheese, such as Cheddar, Montery Jack, Edam, Gouda}


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. 
  • Whisk in the flour, making a paste. Let the flour/butter cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the milk. Turn up the heat to medium and cook stirring until the sauce is thickened.
  • Turn the heat down to low and add in the cheese, stirring to combine. 


Cooking Tips
  • The main problem that can occur is a bit of curdling. You can usually fix this with steady whisking. 
  • If it's too runny, add more cheese. If it's too thick, add more milk.
  • The flavour of the sauce is highly dependant on the flavour of your cheese. Use cheese you love and you will have cheese sauce you love! Keep in mind that cooking will reduce the strength of the cheese. So for example, if you want a strong cheddar flavour, use the strongest/oldest cheddar you can find. 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition information is an estimate, based on cheddar cheese.


Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 240mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 0.4mg