Homemade Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce
Cheese Sauce. Diana Rattray
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
332 Calories
24g Fat
16g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 332
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 593mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 13g
Calcium 414mg 32%
*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.)

This cheese sauce is wonderful on cauliflower or other vegetables, or try serving it with a brunch strata or quiche.

A dash of hot pepper sauce adds flavor and a little heat to this easy cheese sauce. 


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • hot pepper sauce, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

  2. Stir in flour and mustard until mixture is smooth and bubbly.

  3. Cook, whisking constantly, for two minutes. Do not let mixture brown.

  4. Gradually add milk.

  5. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened and boiling.

  6. Boil one minute.

  7. Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted.

  8. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

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