Easy cheesy white sauce

    13 min

    A fabulously easy white sauce with some grated cheese for extra flavour. Almost any grated cheese works a treat - from Cheddar to Gruyere to Emmental. Finishing the sauce in the microwave makes it foolproof.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 heaping tablespoon butter
    • 1 heaping tablespoon plain flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 250ml milk
    • 225g grated cheese

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:13min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt, and whisk till combined.
    2. Add milk. Whisk vigourously until there are no lumps.
    3. Pour into a glass or ceramic bowl, and microwave for 6 minutes, stopping every 2 minutes to whisk.
    4. Add cheese. Microwave for a further 2 minutes. Whisk.

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    I have never been able to make cheese sauce and now I am celiac even more difficult. I followed this recipe useing gluten free flour and hey presto brilliant and tasty cheeses sauce.  -  25 Aug 2014


    very easy, kids loved it.  -  20 Mar 2013


    Did this sauce, but added feta cheese, lovely mild tasting sauce. Still lovely and thick. Very nice over pasta.  -  26 Aug 2014