Basic Cheese Sauce

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"This is as the title says a basic cheese sauce. You can spruce it up by adding your favourite herbs to this or spice it up by adding a bit of hot sauce. Drizzle it over your favourite cooked veggies or use it for a mac and cheese."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (59.9 g)
  • Calories 91.6
  • Total Fat - 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.5 mg
  • Sodium - 162.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 175.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt butter in heavy saucepan on top of stove.

Step 2

Add flour and stir until well mixed and bubbly being careful not to scorch.

Step 3

Remove from heat and add milk a bit at a time; stirring until well blended.

Step 4

Return sauce to heat and bring to a slight boil, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Reduce heat, add shredded cheese and Parmesan and cook until cheese melts and there is no taste of raw starch.

Step 6

Add salt and pepper to taste.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 10/23/13 for the " Pick Me ! " Tag Game. Instead of using the sauce for veggies,it was used as a topping for Chili Cheese Dogs. For the 1/2 cup cheese,I used a blended cheese. It contained Vermont Cheddar & mild California Jack.I made the recipe as it was written,but for some reason the sauce turned out sort of grainy. Even though it was a bit grainy, we still enjoyed it. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(24 Oct 2013)


Lovely basic cheese sauce as the title says. I made this with a cheddar/jack blend that I had on hand, and mixed it with cooked broccoli for a lovely side dish with chicken and broiled tomatoes. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


review by:
(7 May 2012)


Delicious! Thick, creamy cheese heaven about sums it up! I used Cheddar along with the Parmesan cheese and it worked so well together. I love the addition of the Parmesan... It really adds lots of flavor. I made to top some linguine, and had it with a ham steak on the side. Thanks for my new cheese sauce recipe to use from now on Bea! Linda


(15 Feb 2012)

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