Mustard Cheese Sauce Recipe

cheese sauce in a dish
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/4 Cups (5 servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  2. When the butter begins to foam, stir in flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Gradually stir in milk.
  5. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Add cheese, dry mustard, and garlic powder.
  7. Continue to cook and stir until cheese is melted.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 289
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 501 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 11 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)