Easy Cheese Sauce

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This Easy Cheese Sauce is the perfect kid-friendly addition to your weeknight dinner veggies! This quick cheese sauce for veggies is great for dipping, pouring, or smothering.



2 TBSP unsalted butter

2 TBSP all purpose flour

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup whole milk

1.5 cups shredded cheese


In a large non-stick skillet, melt the butter until it starts to bubble.

Whisk in the flour, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes, or until it starts to slightly bubble.

Slowly whisk in the milk, 1/4 cup at a time. Whisk in each addition completely before adding any additional milk.

Add salt and pepper to taste, and whisk constantly for 4-5 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the cheese in 2 or 3 additions, whisking until the cheese is melted and combined.



You can switch up the flavor of this sauce by using different kinds of cheeses. Substitute half of the cheddar cheese with another kind of cheese like fontina, gruyere, havarti, parmesan or something else.

Keywords: cheese sauce, dipping sauce,