Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

Cheddar cheese sauce
Cheddar cheese sauce on broccoli. Lauri Patterson / Getty Images
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (serves up to 10)
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Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

The cheddar cheese sauce is a classic cheese sauce for vegetables made by enriching a standard Béchamel sauce with cheddar cheese, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.

It's an ideal accompaniment for vegetables, pasta or fish.

Oh, and did I mention nachos? Or chili dogs? Or macaroni? I mean, honestly, it's a cheddar cheese sauce. Is there anything you can't serve it with?

What You'll Need

  • 1 pint Béchamel sauce
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup whole milk, hot

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the Béchamel to a simmer.
  2. Add the cheddar cheese and mustard powder and stir until the cheese has melted. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Remove from heat and adjust consistency with the hot milk if necessary. Serve right away.

Makes about 2 cups of cheddar cheese sauce.