Easy Peasy Cheese Sauce

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Easy Peasy Cheese Sauce

Getting kids to eat a variety of veggies at my house is like pulling teeth unless I add my easy cheese sauce to the menu.

Some of them will eat potatoes, some corn-on-the-cob (forget it if it’s off), mostly everyone will eat green beans, the twins LOVE salad, and Brussels sprouts are a definite “NO,” but you throw a California medley in front of my kids and add some of this liquid goodness, and every kid at the table starts calling dibs on which veggies they want. It’s what I imagine the trading sounds like on Wall Street.

This delicious vegetable covering is the key. It’s rich and creamy and full of cheesy deliciousness. It’s pretty simple really, and it’s so worth the few minutes I spend stirring to see my kids eating their vegetables.

Honestly, you could use this on any veggie that needs a little pick-me-up.

AND, if you alter this recipe a little bit you could use it for stovetop mac ‘n cheese, but that’s a recipe for another post.

Here’s the Easy Peasy Cheese Sauce recipe…


Easy Peasy Cheese Sauce


To make this savory sauce you’ll need…

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of real salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour I use self-rising
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices of deluxe cheese
  • salt to taste



  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt your butter and pour in your milk. While the milk is still cold, whisk in the flour.
  • When the milk begins to warm, slowly add in your sliced cheese. (I tear the slices in half and add them one at a time. It could be overkill, but I can’t stand the thoughts of stinky, scorched cheese.) DO NOT STOP STIRRING, it will scorch if you stop stirring!
  • Once all the slices are melted, then you can add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar, again, do this slowly.


The sauce will thicken when it cools, but if it looks too thin you may add the other 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar. It just depends on how thick you like your cheese sauce. I add the salt last, and I add it to taste.

The California vegetable medley with Easy Peasy Cheesy Sauce goes outstandingly well with the Large Family Chicken & Dressing Casserole.

I hope your family enjoys this amazingly appetizing sauce.

Need a low-carb or keto option? This Low-Carb Cheddar Cheese Sauce looks delicious even if you aren’t needing a healthier option.

2 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Cheese Sauce”

    1. Melanie

      Thanks, Mackenzie! Cheese makes everything better, except ice cream. It would not make ice cream better. 😂

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