Homemade Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce
Cheese Sauce. Diana Rattray
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; stir in flour and mustard until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Do not let mixture brown.

Gradually add milk; continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened and boiling. Boil 1 minute.

Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted.

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

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 332
Total Fat 24 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 593 mg
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 13 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)