Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


5-Minute Basic Cheese Sauce Recipe

Because Cheese Makes Everything Taste Better

5 Minute Basic Cheese Sauce

Every once in a while (okay a lot of whiles), I get a craving for cheese—especially in the cooler Canadian months. While I love baked cheesy pastas, cheesy appetizers, fondues, and pretty much anything else with cheese, sometimes cheese happens on a whim, like when you're steaming vegetables on a weeknight and only have 5 minutes to whip up this basic, but super yummy, cheese sauce.

I use this cheese sauce for vegetables and for a very quick homemade mac and cheese for the kids. I've also been known to eat it with a spoon. Just saying.

Simply melt your butter.

Add your flour.

Then your milk.

Then, of course, your CHEESE!

Stir until melted, and enjoy!


2 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
1 cup milk (I use whatever is in my fridgeusually skim.)
1 - 1 1/2 cups cheese (I use whatever is in my fridge but cheddar is best and if it's not already shredded I just cut in cubes - it's all melting anyway!)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
  Melt butter over medium heat.
  Add flour and whisk gently until smooth.
  Add milk, continuing to whisk gently until smooth and bubbly.
  Add the cheese, and keep stirring until everything is all melty.
  Season with salt and pepper (how much you need depends on what kind of cheese you use).