Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

Cheddar cheese sauce
Cheddar cheese sauce on broccoli. Lauri Patterson / Getty Images
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (serves up to 10)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
75 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 cups (serves up to 10)
Amount per serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 3g
Calcium 124mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

The cheddar cheese sauce is a classic cheese sauce for vegetables made by enriching a standard Béchamel sauce with cheddar cheese, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.

It's an ideal accompaniment for vegetables, pasta or fish.

Oh, and did I mention nachos? Or chili dogs? Or macaroni? I mean, honestly, it's a cheddar cheese sauce. Is there anything you can't serve it with?

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the Béchamel to a simmer.

  2. Add the cheddar cheese and mustard powder and stir until the cheese has melted. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.

  3. Remove from heat and adjust consistency with the hot milk if necessary. Serve right away.

Makes about 2 cups of cheddar cheese sauce.