This Is Cheese Sauce

this is cheese sauce
this is cheese sauce

If there’s one thing that can take a dish from good to extraordinary, it’s a delectable cheese sauce. Imagine that velvety texture and rich flavor cascading over everything from broccoli to bread. Yes, this is the cheese sauce you’ve been dreaming of!

Cheese sauce in a bowl.

Homemade Cheese Sauce

Our homemade cheese sauce is a culinary chameleon, adapting to any dish and delighting taste buds along the way. It’s incredibly versatile, creating a mild and creamy base that’s perfect for both kids and adults. Looking to add a little kick? Simply spice it up and turn it into a vibrant sauce that beautifully complements nachos or indulgent enchilada nachos.

How to make cheese sauce.

Easy Ingredients for Creamy Cheese Sauce:

Creating this creamy cheese sauce requires just four simple and familiar ingredients. Check your pantry and fridge – chances are, you already have everything you need to make this tasty sauce!

  • Butter: Provides rich flavor.
  • Flour: Thickens the sauce.
  • Milk: Adds a touch of sweetness and thins out the sauce.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese: Freshly grated cheese will melt better, providing a stronger flavor compared to pre-shredded varieties.

How Do You Make Cheese Sauce From Scratch?

Preparing this homemade cheese sauce is an absolute breeze. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delectable sauce ready to enjoy:

  1. Melt butter: Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and allow it to melt.
  2. Whisk: Add flour to the melted butter and whisk in the milk slowly. Then, add the cheese and continue mixing until it melts.
  3. Serve and devour!

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip: To prevent your cheese from getting clumpy or stringy, add it at the very end and promptly remove the sauce from heat.


This cheese sauce is a family favorite because of its incredible versatility. It pairs well with almost anything! Here are some amazing ideas to spark your culinary creativity:

  • What to serve with Cheese sauce: Pretzel bites, cauliflower fritters, sheet pan nachos, rice, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, or even roast beef sandwiches.
  • What cheese works best: Experiment with different cheese combinations based on your desired flavor profile. Swiss and Gruyère are perfect for a smooth and creamy dip, while Monterey Jack elevates Mexican dishes like nachos or enchiladas. Consider using a mix of cheddar and parmesan for mouthwatering homemade macaroni and cheese.
  • How to make a spicy cheese sauce: If you crave a fiery kick, try adding hot sauce, chili peppers, cayenne pepper, or even Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies. These additions work wonders when enjoying queso burgers.

Storing Cheese Sauce:

Have leftovers or want to prepare your cheese sauce in advance? No problem! To keep your cheese sauce fresh, store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days. When reheating, microwave it for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until heated throughout.

Dipping a pretzel in cheese sauce.

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Q: Can I freeze the cheese sauce?
A: Unfortunately, cheese sauce doesn’t freeze well due to the potential for texture and consistency changes upon thawing. It’s best enjoyed fresh.

Q: Can I use different types of cheese in the sauce?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various cheeses to create unique flavor profiles. Just keep in mind that some cheeses may melt better or provide a different consistency than others.


There you have it – a delectable homemade cheese sauce that will elevate any dish to new culinary heights. Whether you’re dipping pretzel bites, drizzling it over steamed broccoli, or creating gourmet nachos, this cheese sauce is a must-have in your recipe collection. Get creative, have fun, and experience the joy of culinary exploration with Takeout Food.

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