Simple Cheese Sauce

Mmm…cheese! It is one of my favorite things. Seriously, I have to watch how much of it I eat. I could live off of it! And there is nothing like a homemade cheese sauce. Perfect for pasta or a baked potato, this is the kind of recipe you should always have on hand.


  • ½ Cup Gruyere
  • ¼ Cup Cheddar
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Milk

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Yield: 2 cups

Total Time
15 minutes

Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
10 minutes

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1. Create a roux by warming the two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and adding one tablespoon of flour. Whisk well until all of the flour is incorporated. If you like your sauce on the thicker side, use 2 tablespoons of flour.


2. Slowly add in 1 cup of milk. Once the flour, butter and milk have combined, add 1/2 cup of Gruyere, 1/4 Cup Cheddar, and 1/4 Cup Parmesan..

Shredded Cheese

3. At this point, the sauce should be fairly thick. If you wish for it to be thicker, bring the cheese sauce to a slight boil and then remove it from the heat. If you want to thin it out a bit, add more milk. But do it sloooowly.

Now it is ready to enjoy! I used this sauce in a lovely baked mac n’ cheese with broccoli pesto. Yum!

Baked Mac n Cheese

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