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One Pot Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Quick and easy cheese sauce recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 20 minutes. Rich, creamy, silky smooth.

Servings: 2 Cups
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese sauce
Calories: 680 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups Milk Whole
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 1/3 cup Pepper jack cheese Shredded
  • 8 oz. Velveeta Cut into chunks


  1. Heat butter in nonstick saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes to get rid of the "floury" taste.

  3. Gradually, add milk, while constantly whisking to prevent any clumping.

  4. Add salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and mix until smooth.

  5. Turn down the heat to Low.

  6. Gradually, add cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, Velveeta, while whisking until all the cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.

  7. Turn off heat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 680 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 2256mg94%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 2334IU47%
Calcium 1202mg120%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.