Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful Sauce for you Veggies also have made Nachos with this by adding hot peppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, heat butter, add flour.
  2. Stir until light brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add milk, bring to a slow boil.
  4. Add cheese, one slice at a time.
  5. Simmer to desired thickness (For thinner sauce, add less flour).


Most Helpful

I thought this was a good cheese sauce for vegs. I use about 5 slices of American Cheese. I had to guess how much cheese because the recipe does not say how much to use.

Kim March 30, 2003

A simple and delicious sauce for broccolli or cauliflower, etc. I was a generous with the cheese (1/2 cup grated old cheddar). For a bit more tangy-ness, try adding 1 tablespoon of french mustard (or mustard powder).

FotoMatt July 28, 2003

This is going to be a thick sauce, before adding the cheese this is rue, which is a base for gravy, or to thicken soup. I saw many say it was gritty, if you used cheddar cheese it might be the cause. I have had the same issue with my homemade mac n cheese if i use cheddar. Try using a softer cheese such as Colby, colby jack, cheddar jack might be ok too, since it's not just cheddar cheese. Hope my suggestion helps a little. I was just thinking softer cheeses melt easier so maybe it wouldn't get gritty.

meandmygang April 18, 2011

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