Shake Shack Just Dropped Its Cheese Sauce Recipe—Perfect for At-Home Cheese Fries

We're making this Shake Shack cheese sauce... right now.

If you’ve been keeping up with fast-food restaurants lately, you’ll know everyone’s sharing secret recipes. Cheesecake Factory and Olive Garden released online cookbooks, and even Disney Parks have been turning out recipes. Now, Shake Shack is upping the ante with a recipe we’ve really been craving.

Shake Shack just released the recipe for its legendary cheese sauce, and we’re already whipping up a batch. (P.S. It pairs great with homemade French fries.)

How to Make Shake Shack’s Cheese Sauce

We’re all serving cheese sauce with dinner tonight. Before you get started, here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups American cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 6 thin jalapeno slices
  • 3/4 cup onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons white wine

Shake Shack did us a flavor with an Instagram video tutorial on how to make their picture-perfect cheese sauce. Follow along at home!

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Why We Love Shake Shack

Even if you don’t have a Shake Shack in your neck of the woods, you’ve probably heard us raving about it. It’s because Shake Shack dishes out some of the best fast food on the planet. Shake Shack’s cheese sauce is critically acclaimed as one of their best menu items, and we can’t help but agree.

FYI, Shake Shack is also doing delivery via DoorDash and GrubHub. It’s definitely worth placing an order.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.