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Easy Homemade Cheese Sauce

Prepare this Easy Homemade Cheese Sauce recipe to go side by side with your appetizers. A good cheese sauce goes a long way with the guests.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dip, how to make cheese sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 381kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese*


  • In a large saucepan, add the butter and allow it to melt. Pour in the flour and use a whisk to combine. Stir until smooth.
  • Slowly add in the milk and whisk it together until smooth. Continue to add milk, stirring it smooth between each addition. Once the milk has started to bubble and thicken a bit, remove from the heat.
  • Add in the cheese and stir to combine. You will have to stir for a minute or two to get the cheese to fully incorporate with the milk mixture.
  • Pour into a bowl and enjoy warm!


*Use freshly shredded cheese instead of store bought bagged cheddar cheese for a creamy sauce. 


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Calcium: 548mg | Iron: 1mg