Cheese Sauce (For Dipping Or Topping Vegetables)

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"This is a good one, it's great to drizzle over broccoli or cauliflower or dip Brussels sprouts in."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (92.4 g)
  • Calories 146
  • Total Fat - 10.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.9 mg
  • Sodium - 508.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 6.4 g
  • Calcium - 203.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add in garlic, cook over medium heat for 1 minute

Step 2

Reduce heat to low and whisk in flour bringing the mixture to a light simmer. While continuing to whisk, slowly add milk.

Step 3

When the sauce becomes a gravy-like consistency, add salt, pepper and the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.

Step 4

Serve with steamed vegetable.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made only half the quantity of this recipe as I only needed enough for 3 of us. I did not use as much garlic or lemon juice as listed, and I also cheated and used the microwave. I used this sauce for pouring over the broccoli, which was a side to our roast ~ but soon realised I should have made the full quantity listed as the 3 who wanted sauce poured it over everything! I did not think we would like the garlic in this sauce, but we really did, not overpowering and really just a nice subtle flavour. I think the lemon juice complimented the broccoli really well, but with some vegies I think I would leave it out, as the lemon would not compliment some vegetables as well the broccoli.... All that said, those of us that had it, really loved this sauce and I will be making it again, so quick and easy ~ A wonderful cheesy sauce to compliment any vegetable.

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(10 Dec 2016)