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.

Katie Webster
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


Ingredient Checklist


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.

Nutrition Facts

118.9 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 2g; fat 9g 14% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 365.5IU 7% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 11.5mcg 3% DV; calcium 173.9mg 17% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 9.7mg 3% DV; potassium 74.2mg 2% DV; sodium 213.3mg 9% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.