Versatile, pourable, and oh so easy, with only a few simple ingredients, this easy cheese dip/sauce is going to be your new foodie best friend. With one simple recipe, you can make hundreds of variations, from entrees, to appetizers, to side!
I’m a cheese lover. There is no two ways about it. Give me a cheese board, a mac and cheese, a cheeseburger, it doesn’t really matter. I like soft cheese, hard cheese, melty cheese, creamy cheese, cheese inside, cheese on top! It is like the Dr. Seuss book for cheese.
“I’ll take cheese here or there, I’ll take cheese anywhere.”
Anyway, today I am going to share my favorite easy cheese sauce that is the base for a ton of recipes for me, from dips, to soups. It is simple, and fun, and so easy to customize too!
This cheese sauce is so versatile, you can even start with your favorite cheese. I used a nice gouda and a sharp cheddar. But cheddar and cheddar would work, swiss and provolone, really any cheese you like. It works well with many varieties. So pick your favorite. I love using a Sharp Cheddar, or Cheddar Jack so I can get a bit of a nacho or classic cheese sauce feel for this, and the versatility of that.
But truthfully this is more about the method of preparation to get a nice, soft pourable cheese that can then be incorporated into a bunch of other recipes.
And to show you just how versatile it is, I will be sharing 4 different ways to use this easy cheese sauce.
Broccoli Bacon Cheese Sauce
I just added steamed broccoli chopped small, and crispy, salty, delicious bits of bacon to be a great dip, or serve over baked potatoes.
You guys, there is just something about cheese and broccoli that are a match made in heaven. And I love that this doubles as a dip and a meal. You can use it as a fun dip for a gathering, or serve it over potatoes or even rice for a meal. My kids loved every bite.
Cheddar Bacon Jalapeno Baked Cheese in a Bread Bowl
This could not be any easier, and is seriously fun when it comes to a dinner party appetizer.
I stirred in some fun ingredients, stuck it in a fresh loaf of sourdough, and baked. Then served with fresh veggies, chips, etc.
I loved that this recipe is simple, classic, has great flavor, and is nice enough for company, but easy enough for everyday.
Classic 7 Layer Dip:
This 7 layer dip got an upgrade with the creamy, pourable cheese sauce, and it made the whole thing delicious. Perfect with chips, and great for a crowd.
I will never make 7 layer dip a different way again, I can’t believe how much the addition of the creamy cheese sauce helps make it mouthwateringly delicious.
Veggie Cheese Puffs:
This may be the perfect appetizer, and it is ridiculously easy to make. Basically, it is a delicious puff pastry shell filled with creamy cheese and topped with fresh cut veggies!
This was one of my favorite appetizers. The buttery puff pastry, and the crunchy vegetables are the perfect pairing with the sharp, creamy, cheese! A real cheese win in my book!
Imagine how great this would be for a party or a gathering. One recipe…so many possibilities.
Notes: To reheat, add a little liquid and stir over medium heat, and it should go right back to being smooth and creamy.
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