Basic Cheese Sauce

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by queenbeatrice

This is a basic cheese sauce that you can spruce up with any herbs or spices you may like. I like this sauce with baked potatoes.

Top Review by elaine92foodie

As a basic cheese sauce it was good. I highly recommend using a sharp cheese, such as sharp cheddar. We used mild at first and it was missing something, we added a little more milk and 1/2 of sharp cheddar and then it was really good. Thank you for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan on top of stove.
  2. Add flour and stir until well mixed and bubbly being careful not to scorch.
  3. Remove from heat and add milk; stirring until well blended.
  4. Return sauce to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat, add shredded cheese and parmesan and cook until cheese melts and there is no taste of raw starch.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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