Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

69 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
D. Hamilton
Recipe by  D. Hamilton

“This is a very easy cheese sauce that gets my family to eat their vegetables. If you've always wondered how to make melted cheese pourable, this is the recipe you've been looking for. Longhorn cheese is melted and combined with milk, cornstarch, spices and yellow food coloring for a sauce you can serve with most anything.”

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Original recipe yields 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup milk with cornstarch; mix well and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine cheese with 2 cups milk and melt. Stir in garlic salt, red pepper and food coloring. To the melted cheese add the cornstarch mixture and stir well.

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The Bunny Chef

The Bunny Chef

This recipe makes a delicious cheese sauce, providing you assemble it the right way! Bring the milk to a boil with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper (left out the food coloring), then whisk in the milk-corn starch slurry. It will thicken almost immediately. Let it boil for a minute or so, stirring the whole time, then remove it from the heat and stir in the cheese. The sauce has a great consistency and is very tasty. It does have a slight grainy texture, but ANY sauce made with real cheese is like that. We had it over corkscrew pasta and it was like fancy mac and cheese, would be excellent over broccoli or cauliflower. My boyfriend thought it tasted like something you'd get at a restaurant.

Antram & Main

Antram & Main

Please listen, save your cheese milk cornstarch and time and look for another recipe. This does not cook right and we have tried it a few times and have learned the hard way! Like most of the other people are saying, it DOES go grainy and is way way too runny and the taste and looks of it is ugh. Me and my fiance spent way tooo much time on this and wasted milk cheese and now have nothing to dip our coliflower into.



This is the best cheese sauce I have ever made. I used Cheddar. It worked the first time I made it - perfect texture, NOT RUNNY... quick(5 min.)/simple/mmgood!

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 252 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 505 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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