< Previous
To Top

Three Cheese Sauce

contest winner icon

Homemade cheese sauce is so tasty and best yet, it's fresh and versatile! Use it as a sauce for steamed, baked or roasted veggies, as a pasta sauce, and even in baked dishes that call for store bought cheese sauces.



  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated or finely shredded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut in to small cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated or finely shredded
  • salt to taste
  • pinch ground cayenne pepper, optional


Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat; stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

Slowly whisk in cream until smooth, then whisk in milk. Gently simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in cheddar, cream cheese and Parmesan until melted and smooth. Season with salt and ground cayenne pepper, and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 19, 20100 found this helpful

Sounds delich!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

November 15, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks a lot. I have been waiting for a recipe like this. You can also use this for over cheesy potatoes. I know a lot of people like to do this with mashed potatoes, but it works really great pouring the sauce over potatoes that have just been drained. Mixing the potatoes after putting the sauce on makes the sauce a little thicker and breaks up some potatoes, and is a lot quicker too! Thank you for sharing.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Cheese Sauce Over Chicken and Noodles
Cheese Sauce Recipes
< Previous
Food and Recipes Recipes SaucesOctober 18, 2010
Thick Crocheted Slippers - on child's feet
Making Three Strand Thick Crocheted Slippers
Peanut Sauce Recipes, Pork satay with peanut sauce dip.
Peanut Sauce Recipes
Fettuccine Alfredo on a blue and white plate.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipes
Freezing Cheese Dip
Freezing Cheese Sauce and Dip
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/10 20:11:29 in 958 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!