CHEESE: Cheese sauce

Cheese sauce
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
9 mins
The tricky bit to cheese sauces is to get the cheese to melt into the sauce. After plenty of cheese sauces gone texturally wrong (grainy, sticky, lumpy), I finally developed this foolproof method using cream cheese as a basis.
Course: Main Course, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
  • 1/2 c shredded real cheese any type
  • 2 t butter
  • 1/2 pack 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 c heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 c milk
  1. In small saucepan, melt 2 t butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Add cream cheese and stir continuously until melted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add cheese and continue to stir 2 minutes.
  4. Then begin slowly adding cream, about 1 T at t time, stirring after each addition.
  5. After cream is fully added, add milk in the same manner.
Recipe Notes

Serve directly over cauliflower, broccoli, or pasta.

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