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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 210kcal
Author Megan


  • 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


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the onions in the butter until tender and transluscent.
  • Mix in the flour to form a paste. Pour in half of the milk and whisk until well combined with a wire whisk.
  • 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.
  • Stir until the cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper.


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.