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Cheddar Cheese Sauce

User Rating 4 Star Rating (32 Reviews)


Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Use this classic Cheddar cheese sauce on vegetables, pasta, or use in other dishes.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar or smoky flavor Cheddar cheese


Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cook for 5 minutes longer; add cheese. Stir until smooth and well blended. Serve with pasta or vegetables.
Makes 2 cups.


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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Quick, easy, and delicious!, Member missyou009

I'm a college student, and a fairly new cook. (I've only lived out of the dorms and in an apartment for 2 semesters), but I'm trying to learn how to cook more things, so I decided that I was going to try 1 new recipe a week. I was making broccoli tonight, and I eat pasta a lot, so I decided to try my hand at making a cheese sauce. I poked around online until I found a recipe that seemed easy, and I had the proper ingredients for, and I found this one. I tweaked it a little bit (used muenster and American rather than cheddar, and probably used more like 1 1/4 or 1 1/4 cups of cheese rather than just 1), and it turned out great! The texture is smooth and creamy, and it's very cheesy. I will be making it again.

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