Simple Cheese Sauce -- No Lumps

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by 3KillerBs

I'm a bit timid about making a roux and my waistline doesn't really need the extra butter so this simple cheese sauce suits me perfectly. Try it for yourself. Note: The quality of a cheese sauce is all about the cheese. If your cheddar is sharp enough mustard and Worcestershire are unnecessary. If not, then maybe a pinch of the one and a dash of the other would be a good idea.

Top Review by MrsPortner

The recipe was good. I think it could have used some salt, or maybe garlic salt instead of powder. I was expecting more of a cheesy flavor, so I may use the whole 8oz. of sharp cheddar next time. But I also used 1% milk to be healthier, so maybe that altered something. Other than those adjustments, the texture was good and there were no lumps like the recipe claimed. There are a ton of calories and fat, but thankfully we just used it to drizzle on the veggies, and are freezing the rest for later use. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk over medium heat to a gentle simmer.
  2. Toss flour with cheese. Add to simmering milk by handfuls, stirring in each handful and letting it melt before adding the next.
  3. After all cheese has been added bring the sauce to a gentle simmer for one minute.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit 3-5 minutes before using on any food that tastes good under cheese sauce.

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