What is an easy recipe for a cheddar cheese sauce?


Quick Answer

To make an easy cheddar cheese sauce, combine butter with cheese, flour and milk in a heated pan, then season with ground black pepper. This sauce can be served on broccoli or other vegetables.

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What is an easy recipe for a cheddar cheese sauce?
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Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This cheddar cheese sauce makes four to six servings and is an ideal accompaniment to a vegetable side dish. It received a five-star rating, and requires only five ingredients. It can either be served on top of, or on the side of the steamed vegetables it is intended for. Adding additional flavor with garlic powder is also possible.

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5-8 min.

Ready In: 10-18 min.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Combine ingredients

Melt the butter in a saucepan until it looks frothy and add flour. Stir the flour in until it resembles paste. Whisk in milk, salt and black pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, and then simmer on medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in cheese gradually until it melts.

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