This healthy, easy homemade cheese sauce is a delicious addition to a variety of weekly meals. It can be added to recipes like One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts or Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole (see Associated Recipes, below). It also is delectable drizzled on top of virtually any vegetable. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019

Katie Webster


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted.

  • Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened and just starting to turn light brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring often, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. (Do not boil.)

  • Remove from heat and, a handful at a time, whisk in Cheddar and Parmesan until smooth. Stir in salt.

  • Transfer the sauce to a 4-cup heatproof container and let cool at room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 9 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 213 mg sodium. 74 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 5.6 g protein; 366 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mcg folate; 174 mg calcium; 10 mg magnesium;