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Easy Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Easy cheddar cheese sauce recipe

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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.