Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


5-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This cheddar cheese sauce is perfect over vegetables, omelets or any items made tastier with melted cheddar. Surprise your family tonight by drizzling some on baked potatoes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 hot baked potatoes


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  2. Serve 1-1/2 cups of cheese sauce with the baked potatoes. Refrigerate remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 55 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.