Homemade Cheese Sauce


The great thing about making cheese sauce yourself is that the sauce is ready within 10 minutes and only needs 4 ingredients!

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Homemade cheese sauce
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-10-29, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 07-06-2022

10 minutes 6 people Sauces 174 calories p.p.
Homemade cheese sauce


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  • 50 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 600 ml whole milk
  • 100 grams of grated cheese
  • optional: pepper, salt and nutmeg to taste
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  • saucepan
  • whisk

Homemade Cheese Sauce

10 minutes 6 people Sauces 174 calories p.p.

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Making the homemade cheese sauce – 10 minutes

Melt the butter in a saucepan, as soon as the butter stops bubbling, add the flour all at once. Stir well and cook the flour for a few minutes on low heat, the roux is now ready.

Gradually add the milk, beating continuously with a whisk. Let the sauce thicken for a few minutes and then stir in the grated cheese in batches. Beat until smooth, with a whisk.

Homemade cheese sauce
Homemade cheese sauce

Let the sauce simmer until the desired thickness. Season the sauce to taste with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

This cheese sauce is delicious in the familiar pairing with boiled cauliflower. Do try a little cheese sauce on top of your favourite sandwich, sprinkle a little extra grated cheese on top and then pop it in the oven. Enjoy your meal!

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Homemade Cheese Sauce: frequently asked questions

Which cheese is best for cheese sauce?

You can use all kinds of cheese, as long as they melt well. Choose young cheeses, Emmental, Gruyère, mature cheeses or cheddar.

Can I also use other types of milk?

The sauce is best with full or semi-skimmed milk, but you can also use (unsweetened) soy milk.