American Cheese Sauce

american cheese sauce

This is a classic recipe for American cheese sauce:


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces American cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure to whisk out any lumps.
  4. Cook the mixture, whisking frequently, until it thickens and comes to a simmer, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded American cheese until it is melted and smooth.
  6. Stir in the salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the cheese sauce warm with your favorite dishes, such as nachos, fries, hot dogs, burgers, or mac and cheese.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy American cheese sauce!

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