American cheese sauce is so easy to make that you will never buy expensive store bought cheese sauce again.  You only need 2 ingredients for this easy recipe.

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

American cheese sauce

Did you know that you can use those cheap American cheese slices to make your own cheese sauce? American cheese sauce is really that easy!

It is so simple that the kids can make it.  We always have American cheese in the fridge and the kids love when I make this cheese sauce.  Can you believe you ONLY need 2 ingredients?!

It is delicious on broccoli. Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave in minutes and add this cheese sauce. It is one of our favorite side dishes for dinner and so quick and easy!

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes
Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

American cheese sauce ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 slices of American Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk

That is all you need!

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

How to melt cheese slices:

Chop them up and place in a microwave safe bowl. Next, add 1 Tablespoon of milk.

Microwave for about 3o seconds to a minute (Keep your eye on it).

Stir until melted.

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

Melting cheese slices is that easy!

This is my favorite way to make cheese sauce, because there is no mess and you can use the inexpensive cheese that you have on hand! It turns out amazing and you can cook just the amount you need each time.

Whip up this nacho cheese in minutes for a great treat anytime you want cheese sauce. I could literally just eat it with tortilla chips. Yum!

No need to stir in flour or any other ingredients. This is so simple and literally just cheese slices and water.

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

How much did this cost me?

I bought the entire package of cheese (12 slices) for only $.50. I used 3 slices of cheese.

That means this cheese sauce only cost my family $.04 to make!! You can’t really get more frugal than that.

Plus, I love that you can make what you need. When you buy the ones from the store you have to buy the jar and often you don’t need an entire jar.

This is perfect for when you just need a little bit for broccoli or other dishes.

The money and time saved is awesome!  Plus, it really tastes so good.

I love when easy recipes that are so inexpensive to make turn out so good. My family asks for this all the time.

Even the kids will eat more veggies if they have cheese sauce. I think that is a mom win.

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

How to serve American cheese sauce:

Now I have to tell you one of my favorite things for a quick lunch. I love to make these easy to make microwave baked potatoes, top with steamed broccoli and this easy cheese sauce.

It is SO delicious and really simple. Give some of these ideas a try.

Let us know in the comments your favorite way to use American cheese sauce.  The ideas are endless with this easy and yummy cheese sauce.

Learn how to make an easy American Cheese Sauce that is low carb with no flour and is perfect for broccoli and for pretzels. This quick and easy cheese sauce is great for fries and for veggies! You are going to love this melted easy cheese sauce for broccoli recipe with only 2 ingredients! #eatingonadime #cheesesaucerecipes #easyrecipes

This is my favorite way to make cheese sauce, because there is no mess and you can use the inexpensive cheese that you have on hand!

Since the cheese is so inexpensive you really can make this for very little. It is not complicated or expensive at all. Yeah!

You know I am all about simple and budget friendly. This recipe does not disappoint and I think you will really enjoy it.

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Homemade American Cheese Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 214
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 16 Slices American Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Milk

Instructions

  • Unwrap the cheese and tear the slices into smaller pieces.
  • Place the cheese and milk into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave the mixture uncovered in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until the cheese has melted and is well combined with the milk.
  • Serve over your favorite veggie and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 214kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 10g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 940mg, Potassium 87mg, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 546IU, Calcium 597mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Thank you for this. I’m making cauliflower/broccoli mixture tonight and needed a quick sauce for a picky eater. I’ll be trying this recipe. Doesn’t look like you can get any quicker than this.

  2. Add three or four tablespoon of milk for a saucier or thinner sauce if you desire. I tend to like saucier sauces.

  3. I’d definitely advise using at least 2 tablespoons as the sauce thickens up a little, but that’s just me. Thanks for the advice!

  4. hi I live in New Zealand, what would be the weight of 16 slices of American cheese, receipe sounds great
    Margaret

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it. One question though, does it matter what kind of American cheese slices you use? There are some that do not come in wrappers, I believe they are called Deluxe American. Is it okay to use that or do they need to be the one in the wrappers?

  6. Omg been looking for a cheese sauce to remake a sauce I had in a restaurant over red skinned potatoes. This is it !!!! Delicious in every bite!!! Thank you so much!!!
    Love all your recipes!
    Thanks, Brenda