Simple Microwave Cheesy White Sauce

white sauce

White Sauce gets a bad wrap as being difficult to make and often turning out lumpy.  Well, when it comes to white sauce I’m not very patient and I tend to add all of my milk at once and it never comes out lumpy! A fluke maybe?  I like to think I am just extraordinarily gifted in the area of White Sauce, but I will say that I whisk it madly the whole time, so maybe that’s my secret…..Never stop Whisking!!    If you’re like me, lacking in patience but loving white sauce, you might like to give this microwave recipe a try.  The original recipe calls for 2 cups of cheddar cheese, but I think some parmesan adds flavour, so I use 1 cup cheddar and 1 cup parmesan.  It’s really simple, and hasn’t failed me yet.  I have also used it to make some Macaroni Cheese for the kids, and when I have run out of Chicken Stock I have just increased the amount of milk used and made a basic cheese sauce.

Simple Microwave Cheesy White Sauce


3 Tbl Butter

3 Tbl Plain Flour

1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese

1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Chicken Stock Cubes

500ml Milk


Place the butter in a large microwave safe container and microwave for about 30 seconds, or until bubbling.

Add the flour and mix well to combine.

Pop back into the microwave for another 30 seconds to cook out the flour.

Using a whisk, slowly add the milk, making sure there are no lumps.

Crumble the chicken stock cubes into the sauce and add the grated cheese.

Stir thoroughly.

Microwave in 30 second increments and whisk well in between until the cheese is melted and the sauce is lovely and smooth.

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About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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