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Cheap And Cheesy Pasta Sauce

Published Wednesday, 23 November, 2011 by Taylor

Easy to make, cheap ingredients, great taste!



  • 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!


  • Trevor 1 week ago


  • Jaid 2 months ago

    it was extremely thick though and a little grainy

  • Jaid 2 months ago

    This recipe was so good, just as much as it was easy!

  • okay, letsEAT 3 months ago

    i love cheese sauce and the recipe looks delish!!!

  • Millie 3 months ago

    Should I use this recipe for my food technology exam?

  • Ayaha 3 months ago

    I'm going to try it!

  • Raynn 4 months ago

    This sause was amazing and the pepper was a very nice touch.

  • Sarah thornton 7 months ago

    My husband is a real fussy eater and he loved this, so easy to do x

  • Mork 8 months ago

    Use plain flour and for anyone who says this recipe doesn't work or is rubbish, if you can't make a basic roux sauce stick to take aways.

  • Prevena 8 months ago

    Wanna Add Which Flour??

  • Amy 10 months ago

    LOVE this! Added a little more milk than needed to let it boil but I'll make this again. I do think it depends on what cheese you're using

  • Tash 11 months ago

    It was very grainy, so im not sure what I did wrong, but tasted ok.

  • diana 11 months ago

    What milk did you use? Full cream or low fat?

  • kush 1 year ago

    it tastes really good and great

  • jhon 1 year ago

    Came out too thick. Maybe I did something wrong

  • jessica 1 year ago

    This is gross, I did everything right and I made it for my brother and he said it tasted really bad

  • maliha 1 year ago

    which flour

  • Shannon 1 year ago

    Added a touch of Thyme and it really finished it off well

  • Steve 1 year ago

    Load of bollax

  • Christy 1 year ago

    Looks easy enough, will try. And Erin, when you make a roux (butter and flour) you can make a dark roux which is when you cook the roux longer and a light roux is cooked less. I mean you could burn the roux but just wanted to let u know.