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Cheap And Cheesy Pasta Sauce

Published Wednesday, 23 November, 2011 By

102 votes


  • Serves 4 (half ingredients to serve 2, half again to serve 1)
  • 70g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp flour
  • 500ml milk
  • Pepper (to taste)


- melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
- add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time.
- take off the heat, add the milk a little at a time, stirring (or whisking) each time, to make smooth.
- bring to the boil when all the milk has been added.
- keep stirring, then turn down the heat until it's simmering.
- cook for 2 minutes, stirring the whole time.
- take off the heat, add cheese and stir until melted. The sauce should thicken.
- add pepper to taste (optional)

once you've drained your pasta, simply put the pasta back into the warm pan and add the sauce. Place back on the hob for a few minutes, stirring all the time, letting it heat up.

Serve immediately!



  • My five daughters made this sauce for their pasta lunch, when i was ill. Could smell it three floors up. So tasty and good :) thx for posting.

    Saturday, 18 July
    By Jessica m.i. callihan
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  • Its very godly and good

    Saturday, 6 June
    By Hahaha
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  • It's nice but doesn't thicken up very we'll need a bit more cheese as we'll

    Wednesday, 13 May
    By Ellie
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  • Easy and lovely rate 8/8

    Tuesday, 31 March
    By Collage person
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  • Nice sauce but i would use more per person than the recipe says - used a quarter of the ingredients with 85g of pasta for one person and it was a bit dry.

    Monday, 16 February
    By Nicola
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  • I screwed up....The flour got burnt and i added too much pepper...Whyyyyyy ;-; i suck at cooking....

    Tuesday, 9 December, 2014
    By Erin
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  • Easy nd cheesy.... Will be trying it soon

    Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
    By Crystal
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  • I just made this recipe, but i used a wee bit too much cheese. Definitely topped it off with a bit of salt and pepper to season.

    Sunday, 23 November, 2014
    By Kalani
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  • Nice recipe its very easy n yummy
    and the pepper just makes it taste profesional

    Thursday, 30 October, 2014
    By Katrina
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  • Superb gonna try it

    Monday, 20 October, 2014
    By Love it
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  • Just made this

    Friday, 10 October, 2014
    By I love yah
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  • I think this recipe is good and i would advise it

    Friday, 10 October, 2014
    By Jodie senior
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  • I enjoyed it was really nice cooked it for one so halved it and halved again it was nice but didn't fill me up i would advice doing a bit more if your having it for one

    Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
    By Jess
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  • Just had this with pasta for my lunch, it was lovely i really enjoyed it, i added a little chopped chorizo and ham which i cooked slighty to give the sauce a smocky tone which just made it an amazing filling lunch.

    Tuesday, 3 December, 2013
    By Lucie clack
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  • Which flour?

    Thursday, 24 October, 2013
    By Cool
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  • Just made this! We added heaps of veggies and some bacon bits, it was divine! :)

    Sunday, 13 October, 2013
    By Amy
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  • Wow! Never knew cheese sauce could be so easy!

    Saturday, 10 August, 2013
    By Jo lethbridge
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  • This recipe was so easy and so yummy! I added green onions, red pepper and garlic seasoning, as well as sunflower seeds for a bit of texture. It was so good!

    Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
    By Christina
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  • This sauce is really nice, good with ham and mushroom, good for a quick and easy meal :)

    Monday, 8 April, 2013
    By James
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  • The sauce is well nice

    Monday, 11 March, 2013
    By Bobby
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  • Was really worried about microwaving onions but it really works. Tasted great. You can buy heinz baked beans with italian herbs already in them which helps if you don't have a cupboard full of spices.

    Monday, 5 November, 2012
    By Kim
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  • I was rumaging through the cupboards yesterday because i was sick of having sandwiches and this was a really good quick recipe that tasted amazing! :d

    Thursday, 23 February, 2012
    By Amy
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