Are you ready for the ultimate cheese sauce recipe? Look no further, because this three cheese sauce is guaranteed to take your sauce game to the next level. And the best part? It's gluten free, so everyone can enjoy it.
So the next time you're craving a cheesy, gluten-free sauce, give this recipe a try. Your taste buds (and your stomach) will thank you. Happy cooking!
More than just a sauce:
This sauce is so good, you'll want to put it on everything. Try it on broccoli, roasted vegetables, pasta, or even as a dip for your French fries. The possibilities are endless.
It will even work over warm pasta for a quick macaroni & cheese. If that's what you're looking to make (and you don't need gluten-free cheese sauce leftovers!) check out my friend Alison's stove top mac & cheese recipe.
Why you'll love it:
Who doesn't enjoy an absurdly easy sauce recipe? This recipe for cheese sauce is so easy, even a novice cook can master it.
The combination of sharp cheddar, cream cheese, and parmesan creates a sauce that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor. Trust me, you won't be able to resist second helpings.
Ingredients needed for this gluten-free cheese sauce recipe:
This recipe for cheese sauce only needs simple ingredients that come together to make one of the best sauces you'll ever eat!
- Gluten Free flour blend, or Rice flour
- Heavy cream
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- White pepper
- Cayenne pepper
So, what makes this cheese sauce recipe so special?
It's all about the combination of three delicious cheeses: sharp cheddar, cream cheese, and parmesan. Each one brings its own unique flavor profile to the table.
Sharp cheddar cheese is known for its bold and tangy flavor. It's the perfect balance of sharp and creamy, making it a go-to for many recipes.
Cream cheese adds a richness and creaminess to the sauce that can't be beat. It's the perfect complement to the sharp cheddar, rounding out the flavor profile.
And let's not forget about parmesan cheese. This salty, nutty cheese adds a depth of flavor and a nice texture to the sauce. It's the finishing touch that takes this cheese sauce over the top.
The Best Cheese Sauce Recipe To Try Now
- 3 tablespoon Gluten Free flour blend or rice flour
- 3 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- 2½ cups sharp Cheddar cheese grated
- 4 oz cream cheese cubed
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Salt start with 1 teaspoon and add to taste
- Pinch white pepper
- Pinch ground cayenne pepper
- In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stir 3 tablespoons Gluten Free flour into 3 tablespoons melted butter and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in 1 cup heavy cream until smooth, then whisk in 2 cups milk. Simmer gently until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in 2 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, 4 ounces cubed cream cheese and ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
- Season with salt, white pepper and ground cayenne pepper.
- Serve warm!
What should you serve with this fabulous homemade cheese sauce?
Well, this cheese sauce recipe is perfect for pasta, nachos, French Fries & more - including vegetables.
Try topping broccoli, cauliflower or even grilled asparagus!
More delicious sauces to try out, once you've mastered gluten-free cheese sauce:
This Penne ai Quattro Formaggi recipe is a perfect replica of the Italian restaurant favorite. Four Cheese Pasta, now gluten-free.
This Traditional Meat Sauce recipe is perfect for topping spaghetti, other pastas, or you can use it to make meat lasagna.
Gluten-free white sauce, also known as a béchamel, is one of the five mother sauces in French cuisine. This basic white sauce recipe, made from butter, gluten-free flour, and milk, can be used on its own or as a base for many other dishes. Easy to customize for dairy-free or grain-free options.
Frequently Asked Questions about this cheese sauce recipe:
You can thicken your cheese sauce by adding flour or a roux to the sauce base.
Because some cheeses have additives, there is a higher likelihood that your cheese sauce will turn out gritty. Stay away from pre-shredded cheese because the quality isn't always fantastic. To make the ideal cheese sauce, you must grate your own cheese from a full block.
The main cause of cheese sauce splitting is overcooking. The sauce only has to be heated enough for the cheese to melt, which should be added & gently mixed in until combined.