White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This cheese sauce is smooth and creamy with the sharpness of extra old cheddar. It is the ultimate topping for steamed broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus. I also really love it poured on a baked potato or used in homemade mac and cheese.

I made this recipe to go alongside some Stuffed Peppers and it was the perfect sauce poured on them.

Making cheese sauce is very easy as it is a béchamel (white sauce) with cheddar cheese stirred in and melted into the sauce. Béchamel sauce is a base sauce and used as a start or foundation to the cheese sauce.

White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

White Cheddar Cheese Sauce
4.75 out of 5
4 reviews
How to make cheese sauce with extra old cheddar cheese. A creamy cheese sauce made from a béchamel sauce with grated cheddar cheese melted and stirred in the sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups extra old white cheddar cheese grated


  • Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour until dissolved and smooth.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk. Lower heat to medium low and simmer for a couple minutes to thicken slightly.
  • Stir in the cayenne pepper and salt.
  • Stir in the grated cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.


Per serving:

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 336mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g

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White Cheddar Cheese Sauce


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  • Doesn’t work with almond flour, as it remains slightly grainy. Otherwise good!

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  • Can you make this ahead? If so, how would you re-heat?

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  • 4 stars
    Pretty easy. Grate your own cheddar. I added some fresh Asiago on top at serving.

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  • Thnx, worked well. Tasted great ?

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    • Thanks! So glad you liked the sauce.

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  • 5 stars
    Tasty! Thanks for the recipe

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    • 5 stars
      Thnx, tasted great. ?

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  • 5 stars
    Simple and yet amazingly tasty. Thank you for posting

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