How to make cheese sauce

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  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Fancy making your own cheese sauce? Cheese sauce is perfect tossed through fresh penne, baked with cauliflower to make a classic cauliflower cheese or drizzled over your favourite steak recipe for a cheesy finish. Whichever way you plan on serving your cheese sauce, follow our step-by-step video recipe above or use our simple method below. You'll have this creamy wonder made in no time.

You can make cheese sauce with plain milk rather than infused milk if you'd rather


  • 1 sliced onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 425ml milk
  • Parsley stalks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 40g butter
  • 20g plain flour
  • 20g cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Add cold milk into pan. Next add onion, bay leaf, parsley stalks, peppercorns and stir. Bring to simmering point and cook on a low heat for 5 minute. Drain the mixture through a sieve and transfer milk back into measuring jug
  2. Put pan on low heat and add in butter until it melts then add the flour. Stir until it forms a thick past. Keep stirring for roughly 5 minutes so that it doesn't stick to pan.
  3. Take off heat and stir in small amounts of milk slowly - use a whisk to remove any lumps. Transfer pan back to heat and cook for another 5 minutes while the sauce thickens.
  4. Turn heat down, season with salt and pepper.  Add the cheese and grate in a pinch of nutmeg
  5. Finally add more salt and pepper and continue to stir until it becomes a smooth sauce

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Gayle Heinze

Once youve mastered it you use it all the time !

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