Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Easy cheddar cheese sauce recipe – Really Simple

This Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe is basic and simple. It’s also the best cheese sauce recipe in my files and when made with sharp cheddar it can’t be beaten! It’s that good.


In fact, I won’t hesitate to say it’s the best cheese sauce I’ve ever made!

If you’re used to making your sauce from one of those cheese sauce mix packets you absolutely must give this recipe a try. My bet is that you’ll never go back to the mix!

If you have tried to make cheese sauce before and weren’t successful because it wasn’t very creamy then I’ll tell you the secret of this one. It’s egg yolks. Yep, that’s right. Egg yolks!

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Easy cheddar cheese sauce recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An easy to make homemade cheddar cheese sauce far superior to anything off the grocery shelf.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 155 kcal
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups finely grated cheddar cheese preferably sharp cheddar for a stronger taste
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add in the flour and whisk for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly add in the milk and whisk until the sauce is thick.
  3. Add in the yolks and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the cheese, and stir over low heat until melted.
  5. Remove the sauce from the heat and season with salt, white pepper and nutmeg.
  6. Pour the sauce into a bowl.
  7. Cover the top of the sauce with buttered wax paper.
  8. Heat again before serving or refrigerate.


Tips and Tidbits about this Easy cheddar cheese sauce recipe

Be careful when you add the egg yolks to the sauce. Stir briskly so the yolks don’t cook instead of incorporating!

This is the perfect sauce for mac and cheese. Just stir together with the pasta of your choice and bingo: mac and cheese.

The sauce also has many other uses. You can use it for a topper on broccoli or for nachos. Have you ever had cheese sauce on fries? Give it a try!

You’ll find all kinds of uses for this Easy cheddar cheese sauce recipe.

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