Simple Cheese Sauce

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written January 20, 2013

Mmm…cheese! It is one of my favorite things. Seriously, I have to watch how much of it I eat. I could live off of it! And there is nothing like a homemade cheese sauce. Perfect for pasta or a baked potato, this is the kind of recipe you should always have on hand.



½ cup Gruyère
¼ cup Cheddar
¼ cup Parmesan
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

Total Time:

15 minutes

5 minutes
10 mintues
2 cups 
Recipe Type:
  1. Create a roux by warming the two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and adding one tablespoon of flour. Whisk well until all of the flour is incorporated. If you like your sauce on the thicker side, use 2 tablespoons of flour. 

  2. Slowly add in 1 cup of milk. Once the flour, butter and milk have combined, add 1/2 cup of Gruyere, 1/4 Cup Cheddar, and 1/4 Cup Parmesan.. 

  3. At this point, the sauce should be fairly thick. If you wish for it to be thicker, bring the cheese sauce to a slight boil and then remove it from the heat. If you want to thin it out a bit, add more milk. But do it sloooowly. 

  4. Now it is ready to enjoy! I used this sauce for a gnocchi mac n cheese. Yum! 



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Jerry James Stone

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