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Homemade Cheese Sauce

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Homemade Cheese Sauce

Tastier and more wholesome than the canned stuff!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Cups
Calories 210 kcal
Author heartysmarty


  • 1/4 Cup Onions minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk 2% milkfat
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the onions in the butter until tender and transluscent.

  2. Mix in the flour to form a paste. Pour in half of the milk and whisk until well combined with a wire whisk.
  3. Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until the mixture begins to bubble. At this point, remove from the heat and add the shredded cheese.
  4. Stir until the cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Notes: You may use whatever milk you have on hand. I always have 2% milkfat, so that is what I specified here. I have used skim in the past and it turned out great as well. Also, calories indicated are for 1/2 Cup sauce.