This version of cheese sauce is mixed with sour cream for extra zest. Cream cheese sometimes works for this, too, and is great with seafood, chips, vegetables, meat, and poultry.



  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 ½ cup milk, regular or low-fat only
  • 1 cup cream cheese, optional
  • 1 cup grated cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, Provolone, or Colby) or 2 cups cheese sauce
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Mix with ¼ cup flour with 4 tablespoons margarine; add gradually while stirring.
  2. Cook until mixture thickens. Add 1 ½ cup milk, 1 cup cream cheese (if desired), 1 cup grated cheese (or 2 cups cheese sauce), and 1 cup sour cream to the flour-margarine mixture.
  3. Cook until cheese simmers. Pour into a bowl.
  4. Serve hot and use as a dip. Reserve the cheese-based sauce in the refrigerator but wrap this with the aluminium foil.
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