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Cheese Dipping Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 12 mins

Cheese Dipping Sauce

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"A wonderful cheese sauce perfect for dipping chips or vegetables in."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    12 mins


  1. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Mix in flour and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir continually until the mixture is simmering.
  2. Slowly pour milk into the mixture. Continue stirring over a medium heat until the mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese and mustard. Continue stirring until all of the cheese is melted and the dip is smooth. Serve warm after adding salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2007

I needed a dipping sauce for pigs in a blanket and this recipe was perfect for that. I added 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke for a hickory flavor. Now, to borrow a hint from Rachel Ray: the secret to smoothness is in the stirring. Stir the sauce in a figure 8 motion. I don't know what makes the difference (and neither did she) but it works. Mine was very creamy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2003

I've tried this recipe twice, but each time it turns out tasting slightly "gritty" or powdery. Tried a little less flour, but no help.


117 Ratings

Jan 26, 2005

This recipe is quick and easy! I think those that find it has a powdery/grainy taste might either be using low fat cheese (why bother!) or you can use corn starch instead of flour - 1 to 2 tbsb just mix it w/ a touch of milk/water in a glass, then add in as a liquid with the milk.

Nov 24, 2003

A good all-purpose cheese sauce. I add one half teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to kick it up a bit. I've also noticed that if you use pre-grated cheese-in-a-bag, the texture is grainy. Just grate up some good cheddar.

Sep 12, 2012

Great cheese sauce, especially on fries or used as nacho dip! For a smooth, creamy texture, use a wire wisk and stir in a figure eight. If the prepared mustard is too stong, shake in a bit of mustard powder instead. For a little kick, add a few drops of jalapeno juice at the end, for the best nacho dip, ever!

Jul 04, 2006

This was an awesome cheese sauce and so VERY easy to make. I followed the directions exactly (other than I added a touch of Worchestershire sauce) and it turned out perfect! I never have trouble getting my kids to eat their veggies, but let me tell you they RAVED over them with this cheese sauce. My daughter asked if everytime I make cauliflower, if I could please make this sauce. Thanks SO MUCH Jackie!!

Dec 07, 2003

I liked this on my baked potato, although I can see how it had the gritty/powdery texture that others have mentioned. I probably wouldn't use this as a "chip" kinda dip, but it did the trick on a potato w/ broccoli. Thanks Jackie!

Mar 10, 2003

This makes a terrific dip for pretzels!


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 823 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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