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Two Ingredient Cheese Sauce

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Make this Two Ingredient Cheese Sauce the next time you need a creamy melty cheese for your dishes. It is so simple and easy to make and your family will love the flavor!

Our family LOVES cheese on pretty much everything. I used to spend SO MUCH time trying to create the perfect cheese sauce for French fries or for dipping.

That's when I discovered that you can make the best cheese sauce with two simple ingredients. Are you ready to learn how?

This is the perfect American cheese sauce and you will never want to buy expensive store bought cheese ever again.

We use this cheese sauce on our homemade cheese fries, on broccoli, to dip chips, on my Blackstone Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and more.

How to Make Two Ingredient Cheese Sauce

It's made using American cheese slices — which is we always have on hand. And, the other ingredient is milk.

That's it. Super simple and easy. In fact, you can even add some of this cheese sauce to my Easy Beer Cheese Soup.

American cheese sauce ingredients:

  • 8 slices of American Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of milk

That is all you need!

I use the Deli-style American cheese, but you can use the kind that is in the plastic wrapper also. I also use the deli-style White American cheese to make my Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip.

Simply unwrap and then place them on top of each other. Chop well and add to a sauce pan along with the milk and allow it to melt over medium heat until melted through.

I use this cheese sauce to make these delicious pork butt cheese covered French fries. We went to a BBQ restaurant once and they had the most amazing BBQ pork fries. They were covered in cheese, bbq sauce, and then topped with fresh cilantro and pickled jalapenos.

I wanted to make those fries, so I had to figure out the perfect cheese sauce. Now that I have it, those cheese fries are calling my name!

Yield: 2 cups

Two Ingredient Cheese Sauce

Two Ingredient Cheese Sauce

This two-ingredient cheese dip is perfect for all kinds of uses and only takes minutes to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 Slices of American Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of milk


  1. Dice the cheese up and place in a saucepan.
  2. Add milk
  3. Heat over medium heat on the stove until the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve with chips, veggies, and more.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Tuesday 21st of February 2023

Used regular cheese availible in Australia, and this didnt really work.

I guess theres something added to american style processed cheese that allows it to bind, but proper cheddar and milk they dont bind, its just splits as it cools.


Monday 27th of February 2023

@Patrick, American cheese has emulsifiers in it that help prevent separation. If you want to use cheddar or another "real cheese" then you would need to add something like sodium citrate to the mix to keep it together. You can find a lot of sodium citrate cheese sauce recipes, to get the correct amounts, around the internet and they work great.

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

That's why the recipe calls for processed cheese.

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