5-Minute Cheese Sauce

Easy thick and creamy cheese sauce for topping broccoli, nachos, or even a big bowl of mac and cheese.

  • Author: Serena Ball
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x


  • 1 cup milk (whole or 2% recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. In a small pot, whisk together milk, flour and garlic powder. Put pot over medium heat and stir constantly until just before boiling.
  2. Cook 1-2 minutes more until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.


Salt and pepper may be added to taste. I don’t usually add any as I think the cheese has enough flavor.

If cheese sauce hardens after removing from heat, just rewarm on stove or in a microwave-safe dish.