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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!


  • Florence 20 hours ago

    Thanks this tasted amazing

  • Kaytlin 1 week ago

    I love this cheese sauce- it's definitely become my go to recipe! :P
    I never use the amount of cheese in the recipe. I just cut up as much cheese as I think is right and add it in, taste it and add more if necessary. Always love the result!

  • Willy 2 weeks ago

    Add a few hot pepper flakes to final stir, and it livens up the taste

  • Oops 5 months ago

    I accidently put all the ingredients together in one shall I cook it or what??? :/

  • Jessica M.I. Callihan 6 months ago

    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.

  • Hahaha 8 months ago

    Its very godly and good

  • Ellie 8 months ago

    It's nice but doesn't thicken up very we'll need a bit more cheese as we'll

  • Collage Person 10 months ago

    Easy and lovely rate 8/8

  • Nicola 11 months ago

    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.

  • Erin 1 year ago

    I screwed up....The flour got burnt and i added too much pepper...Whyyyyyy ;-; i suck at cooking....

  • Crystal 1 year ago

    Easy nd cheesy.... Will be trying it soon

  • Kalani 1 year ago

    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.

  • Katrina 1 year ago

    Nice recipe its very easy n yummy
    and the pepper just makes it taste profesional

  • Love It 1 year ago

    Superb gonna try it

  • I Love Yah 1 year ago

    Just made this

  • Jodie Senior 1 year ago

    I think this recipe is good and i would advise it

  • Jess 1 year ago

    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

  • Lucie Clack 2 years ago

    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.

  • Cool 2 years ago

    Which flour?

  • Amy 2 years ago

    Just made this! We added heaps of veggies and some bacon bits, it was divine! :)

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