Cheese sauce or Mornay sauce as it is otherwise but less commonly known, is very simple to make. If you know how to whip up a white sauce or Béchamel sauce in minutes, then preparing a tasty homemade cheese sauce should not be too much of an ordeal, to say the least.
Cheese sauce is extremely versatile and can be used in a number of dishes.
You can use it to liven up steamed or boiled vegetables, serve it with pasta or prepare it for classic dishes such as macaroni or cauliflower cheese.
Most recipes call for the addition of Cheddar cheese, however, you can experiment and try other cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Gruyere or any other strong cheese.
For a simple and quick cheese sauce, follow our recipe
for quick Béchamel or white sauce and then add 4 - 8 oz (115 - 225 g) of grated cheese plus a pinch of cayenne
pepper instead of ground nutmeg
, during point 5.
If you prefer, why not try some of the recipes below, some of which contain a few more ingredients and a little more work.