Onion Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Onion Cheese Sauce Recipe

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This recipe makes enough to use as smooth, mild sauce on a side vegetable like cauliflower, broccoli or brussel sprouts.—Agnes Bucko, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 69 calories, 5 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion in butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add the milk.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Onion Cheese Sauce in Country Woman January/February 2004, p39

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