Mustard Cheese Sauce

Cheese sauce in a dish

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
289 Calories
19g Fat
19g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving
Calories 289
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 11g
Calcium 344mg 26%
*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.)

Add a little spice to your cheese sauce. Sometimes, a hint of mustard can take a dish from boring to exciting. This easy cheese sauce recipe includes a little dry mustard and garlic powder for flavor. Use it as a sauce for vegetables or as a casserole sauce. Put some zing into your cheesy food.

For a richer sauce, use half-and-half or light cream.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese (sharp or mild)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash garlic powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter.

  3. When the butter begins to foam, stir in flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute.

  4. Stir in salt and pepper.

  5. Gradually stir in milk.

  6. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.

  7. Add cheese, dry mustard, and garlic powder.

  8. Continue to cook and stir until cheese is melted.