Cheddar Cheese Mild Sauce
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5 from 1 vote

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This 4 ingredient recipe only needs 3-4 minutes to cook.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese
Method: Stove Top
Skill Level: Basic
Servings: 6
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medalâ„¢ all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk warm
  • 10 to 12 ounces cheddar cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper


  • Add butter and flour to a medium pot over medium heat. Let the butter melt and whisk the flour into the butter. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes until mixture turns a light tan color and smells a bit nutty.
  • Slowly start drizzling warm milk into the flour mixture, whisking constantly. Add the milk in a constant stream to avoid lumping. Start with 2-1/2 cups of milk and, depending on thickness, add the other 1/2 later if needed. Let the mixture heat as you whisk, thickening over a few minutes.
  • Once the sauce is the consistency of a light gravy, add the grated cheddar cheese and whisk it into the sauce so it melts evenly.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use the warm cheese sauce with pasta, or put it in a dish and serve with bread cubes or chips as a queso dip!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg