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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!


  • Jodie Senior 5 years ago

    I think this recipe is good and i would advise it

  • Jess 5 years 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 6 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 6 years ago

    Which flour?

  • Amy 6 years ago

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

  • Jo Lethbridge 6 years ago

    Wow! Never knew cheese sauce could be so easy!

  • Christina 6 years ago

    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!

  • James 6 years ago

    This sauce is really nice, good with ham and mushroom, good for a quick and easy meal :)

  • Bobby 6 years ago

    The sauce is well nice

  • Kim 7 years ago

    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.

  • Amy 7 years ago

    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

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