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Homemade Cheese Sauce

Mom's famous recipe!

This homemade cheese sauce recipe is made with basic ingredients - no processed cheese needed! This is my Mom's recipe, which she learned from her Grandma.

Let’s get started!

Make the roux


Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, then add in the flour and whisk well. After it turns blonde in color, add the milk a little at a time, until fully incorporated

Add in the cheese


Once the white sauce has thickened, add the shredded cheddar cheese.

Stir to melt.


Whisk the cheese into the sauce until it melts.

Ready to serve


Once the cheese has been fully incorporated, you're ready to serve your cheese sauce as desired!

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