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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Cheese Sauce

An exquisite, Creamy Cheese Sauce made with cheddar cheese - perfect over nachos, pasta, potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal


  • 3 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper ground
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese mild or sharp


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  • Whisk in the salt and pepper. Gradually add in milk about 1/4 cup at a time, while continuously whisking. Continue to cook and whisk until slightly thick.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat. Add in the chedder cheese and stir until the cheese has melted and is smooth.


  1. Recipe yields about 2 cups.
  2. Nutritional information is per 1/4 cup.
  3. Serve over pasta (to make mac and cheese), steamed broccoli, baked potatoes.
  4. Store your cheese sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1mg