This Is The Easiest Way To Make A Super-Tasty Cheese Sauce For Mac And Cheese

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This Is The Easiest Way To Make A Super-Tasty Cheese Sauce For Mac And Cheese

Any food smothered with cheese sauce is so comforting when it’s cold outside and you fancy something simple but decadent to eat. You may think that a making cheese sauce from scratch for pasta – like mac and cheese – or other dishes such as cauliflower cheese, seems like a daunting prospect, but we promise it’s a doddle. Especially if you follow our easy steps on how to make cheese sauce.


  • 100g butter

  • 65g plain flour

  • 1 litre whole milk

  • 600g of grated cheese (a mix of the likes of Cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan or Red Leicester always works well)


  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Sprinkle over the flour and cook until slightly golden, which should take about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Slowly pour in the milk while whisking continuously until combined. Season with salt and pepper then leave to simmer gently until it’s starting to thicken. This should take around 5 minutes.

  • Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in your grated cheese. Continue whisking until all the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.

How to make blue cheese sauce

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

If you want to make a blue cheese sauce for the likes of steak, chicken wings or just about anything you fancy, the technique is exactly the same as the method for making cheese sauce. Only thing is, you may want to change your amounts as you won’t need as much blue cheese sauce as it’s most likely being used as a dipping sauce as opposed to a pasta sauce. So, we’d recommend:

  • 25g butter

  • 1 tbsp plain flour

  • 150ml whole milk

  • 50g blue cheese (like stilton), crumbled

Now all you have to do is decide what to do with your delicious cheese sauce. The world is your oyster!

(Wait... oysters and cheese sauce?)

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