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Cheese Sauce Without Flour

 

Melty, Cheesy, Cheddar Flavored and PERFECT for every cheese sauce you will ever need! This is my “go to” cheese sauce and guess what? It’s cheese sauce without flour!

pan pouring cheese sauce into a cup

Why This Recipe for Cheese Sauce Without Flour Works!

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • No flour
  • Always Perfect. You CAN NOT mess it up! 

Here’s How Cheese Sauce Without Flour Is Done…

STEP 1. Cut up your ingredients and have ready to go in the pan.

ingredients for cheese sauce on cutting board

STEP 2. Melt the butter with the milk and then All the ingredients into a saucepan set on LOW to Medium Low on the stovetop. 

Everything in a silver saucepan

STEP 2. Stir frequently, whisk to remove any lumps and it’s done as soon as everything is melted! 

using a whisk to stir the cheese sauce

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Do I Prepare Mac and Cheese Without Using Flour? 

This is how I do it! I use this sauce and pour it over the cooked macaroni and cheese noodles. Everyone LOVES it!

What’s a Good Cheese Sauce for Cauliflower Without Flour? 

Right Here. This one. This is a good one for cauliflower and there’s ZERO flour in here! 

How Do You Thicken Cheese Sauce? 

This sauce won’t need to be thickened. However, if you have a runny cheese sauce you can do one of the following things….

  • Let it cook for a while longer and as the liquid in the sauce cooks off, it will thicken. Be careful not to burn it. 
  • If you are making THIS recipe, just add some extra cream cheese.
  • Mix 1 Tbs of cornstarch into 1 Tbs of cold water, stir well until it resembles milk, pour this into your hot cheese sauce and stir. Allow to cook for 1-3 minutes. If not thick enough, repeat until thickened as you prefer. 

Can You Melt Cheese in Milk? 

Yes you can melt cheese into milk and it makes the start of a pretty decent cheese sauce. If you want an excellent cheese sauce, I’ve got one for you here! 

What Do I Use Cheese Sauce For? 

There are a MILLION uses for this cheese sauce! We love ours on…

BBQ Nachos

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Baked Potatoes

As a Dip for Pull Apart Bread

With Shrimp

What Kind of Cheese is Best for Mac and Cheese? 

This cheese sauce, right here! You FOUND IT!  Look no further!

How Do I Get Lumps Out of My Cheese Sauce? 

Easy! Get your whisk out and whisk that sauce like crazy. Keep going. It takes about a full minute or two. 

What If My Cheese Sauce Burnt to the Bottom Of The Pan? 

How bad is it? If it is just stuck a little and the sauce is ready, ignore it and just don’t scrape it up off the bottom.

If your sauce isn’t ready yet, pour the sauce into another pan and continue to warm it but be careful! Stir frequently. Run water in your other pan and let it set. You can scrub it after dinner. 

How Long Is This Cheese Sauce Good For? 

It will last for at least 5 days in the fridge. Don’t let it sit out for more than 2 hours. 

How Do I Reheat Cheese Sauce? 

  • Reheat it by putting it into a pan on the stove top, heat over low heat and add a little milk or cream. Use a whisk to whisk out any lumps. 
  • You can also put it in the microwave and heat in 1 minute intervals, stir, repeat until heated through. 
A photo of the mixture being poured over the noodles and cheese for easy baked macaroni and cheese

Pour the mixture over the noodles and cheese!

Tips and Tricks

  • If you have time, melt the butter in the bottom of the pan first, add the milk/cream and then add the cheeses. This helps melt the cheese more quickly and helps keep it from wanting to burn to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Experiencing lumps in your sauce? Just whisk it really hard and fast for about 1-2 minutes. 
  • It’s fine to substitute any lower fat milk or cheese for these ingredients, just understand that the end result may not be as thick or creamy or cheesy. 
  • If you find that your sauce has started to burn to the bottom of the pan, asses the damage. How much is burnt? If a lot, transfer the sauce you have into a new pan and keep heating. If it isn’t much, just don’t worry about it but keep it stirred more frequently. It WILL burn to the bottom of you don’t stir it frequently. 
  • Best advice? Have a sink of warm soapy water ready and after your pour the sauce over whatever you are eating it with, put the cooking pan in the sink to soak. The cheese comes off easily then. 
  • Every wonder what the USDA requires for cheese sauce

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pan pouring cheese sauce into a cup

Cheese Sauce Without Flour

Delicious, Cheesy, Perfect, Creamy and EASY cheese sauce without flour!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: american, Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese sauce, cheese sauce without flour
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 8 tbs butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 oz velveeta cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Place the butter and milk into a saucepan set on the stovetop over medium low heat. Stir Frequently.
  • When butter is melted, add the cheeses. Stir frequently.
  • If you have lumps, whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring until all ingredients are melted. Serve hot.

Notes

  • If you have time, melt the butter in the bottom of the pan first, add the milk/cream and then add the cheeses.  This helps melt the cheese more quickly and helps keep it from wanting to burn to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Experiencing lumps in your sauce?  Just whisk it really hard and fast for about 1-2 minutes. 
  • It's fine to substitute any lower fat milk or cheese for these ingredients, just understand that the end result may not be as thick or creamy or cheesy. 
  • If you find that your sauce has started to burn to the bottom of the pan, asses the damage.  How much is burnt? If a lot, transfer the sauce you have into a new pan and keep heating.  If it isn't much, just don't worry about it but keep it stirred more frequently.  It WILL burn to the bottom of you don't stir it frequently. 
  • Best advice?  Have a sink of warm soapy water ready and after your pour the sauce over whatever you are eating it with, put the cooking pan in the sink to soak.  The cheese comes off easily then. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Sauce Without Flour
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 594mg25%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 873IU17%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Marilyn

Friday 31st of January 2020

Hello from Iowa .. is the Parmesan cheese shredded or grated. . thank you Marilyn I want to make this for the super bowl party on Sunday 🏈😎‼️

Wendi Spraker

Friday 31st of January 2020

Hi Marilyn, You can use either because it is going to melt anyway. I often do 1/2 grated parmesan from the green can and then 1/2 of the more expensive parm that I grate myself. Enjoy!

Sarah

Sunday 19th of January 2020

This recipe was really helpful. Cause 8 hours ago I looked online on my iPhone 📱 6 how do you make homemade cheese 🧀 sauce with flour? And this is the only one ☝️ that I liked as well. And 4 hours ago for dinner 🍽 🥘 went well with my organic macaroni & cheese noodles. 🍝

Wendi Spraker

Monday 20th of January 2020

Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 8th of November 2019

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Gretchen

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Looks delicious, how much is a serving?

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Hi Gretchen, a serving is 1/3 cup. I don't know why the recipe card isn't displaying that. Thanks though!

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