Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

Warm the milk in the microwave before using for the sauce --- for the ease of this recipe you will be surprised at how good this is! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl (I use my 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup) microwave the butter for 30 seconds on HIGH.
  2. Add in the warmed cream or milk, Tabasco and flour; whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  3. Add in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for about 2 minutes removing a few times during cooking to stir.
  5. Cook until the cheese has melted and the mixture is thick.
  6. If desired season with ground black pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

I was impressed with this. I always have issues trying to make cheese sauce on the stovetop and thought I would just try this instead. It worked out great and I put it on top of some oven potatoes. It was a little grainy for me but it might have been because i did not have a wisk, i used a fork. I will try this again!!

Dayzi8 August 19, 2009

I love being able to make sauces in the microwave... what could be easier?! This cheese sauce was excellent. I was fresh out of half and half and had to use skim milk (I was a little worried about how this would effect the sauce :^/ ). Other than having to microwave it a little longer (about 4 minutes instead of 2) it came out great! I served it over baked potatoes with broccoli for a wonderful side dish with our barbecue chicken tonight! Thanks for a great ~ and easy ~ recipe!

Hollyism March 17, 2008

This is the greatest cheese sauce! I like to put it on baked potatoes, steamed veggies, I even put add some salsa for a quick appetizer, or a busy day. Fantastic recipe Kitten.

FLUFFSTER January 18, 2008

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