Gruyere Cheese Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A recipe from the September 2006 Bon Appetit magazine. I spooned this over #19710 Grilled Cauliflower, oooh, it's so good.


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add flour; stir 2 minutes (do not brown).
  3. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk.
  4. Increase heat to high; bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add cheese, stir until melted.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Do Ahead: This cheese sauce can be made 2 hours ahead.
  9. Let stand at room temperature.
  10. Rewarm before using, adding more milk if sauce is too thick.
Most Helpful

I made bacon Gouda cheeseburgers with garlic aioli and drizzled this sauce over them. They could have easily been served at a five star restaurant. This sauce is delicious and will turn any meal into a masterpiece.

Jennifer D. March 23, 2016

Easy & yummy, put it over broccoli!

WaffleCrumbs February 01, 2015

Excellent! Spiced it up with some chipotle powder and served it over roasted potatoes. Yum!!!

viperguynaz November 17, 2013