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5 from 6 votes

Easy Cheese Sauce Recipe

This simple Cheese Sauce (White Sauce) Recipe is perfect served alongside silverside (corned beef), as a topping for your lasagna and pasta bake or served over veggies.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Saucepan
  • Thermomix - optional


  • 2 tablespoons butter 30 grams
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour 20 grams
  • 1 cup milk 250 grams
  • 1 cup tasty cheese 100 grams
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese 50 grams
  • pinch Salt and pepper Use white pepper if you don't want black pepper flakes in you sauce.
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg


  • Grate the cheeses and set aside until needed.
  • Place all ingredients into a saucepan (not over heat).
  • Turn on the stove to a medium high heat and using a whisk stir constantly until mixture thickens just below boiling point. This should only take a few minutes.
  • Remove sauce from stove top and if not using immediately, cover the top with a piece of cling film to stop a skin from forming.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Place 3cm cubes pieces of the tasty and parmesan cheese into your Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds on speed 10 or until finely grated.
  • Add the butter, plain flour, milk, nutmeg and salt and pepper to your Thermomix bowl and cook for 7 minutes at 80 degrees on speed 4.
  • Serve


  • You can use just Tasty (Cheddar) Cheese for this recipe if you don't have any parmesan cheese.
  • This Cheese Sauce can be frozen, however I would recommend using it within 24 hours of making for best results.
  • This Cheese Sauce can be made a 2-3 days in advance, store covered in the fridge until needed.
  • I prefer to use a mixture of tasty (cheddar) and parmesan cheese when making cheese sauce as this combination helps to give added flavour.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 1mg