Low-Fat Cheese Sauce

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"This is a great tasting low-fat sauce that tastes just as good as any full fat cheese sauce I've ever had."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (464.5 g)
  • Calories 1246.4
  • Total Fat - 103.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 43.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 186 mg
  • Sodium - 1397.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 47.8 g
  • Calcium - 1579 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Melt butter over medium-low heat in a sauce pan.

Step 2

Stir in flour and garlic powder; cook for one minute while stirring.

Step 3

Increase heat to medium-high and whisk in milk a bit at a time.

Step 4

Add salt and pepper; bring to a boil.

Step 5

Lower heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, whisking continually.

Step 6

Remove from heat; add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese is melted.

Step 7

Serve over hot cooked pasta noodles or steamed vegetables.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I've read the book and really enjoyed Google it.

review by:
(31 Mar 2020)


I used this for nachos, it taste just as good as the high fat sauce, 5 stars for this!

review by:
(28 Nov 2012)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

This will be my "go to" cheese sauce - easy to add your own finishing touches like a pinch of cayenne, or different low fat cheeses. This time I used all low fat cheddar cheese, left out the salt and used a full half teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. The flavour is so delicious it would be difficult to find any difference between full fat and low fat. Thanks for posting it Bea!!

(20 Nov 2012)