If the sauce appears too thick for your liking, whisk in some more milk – one tablespoon at a time – until it has the desired consistency. To avoid any lumps, make sure that both the milk and cheese are at room temperature before combining them. If you do end up with clumps, pour the mixture into a sieve to strain out clumps.
Refrigerate leftovers for later use and store the sauce covered in an airtight container until you would like to serve it. It is also a great way to save time and plan ahead if you are busy. When stored correctly, it will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.
With our recipe, you can whip up a basic mornay sauce in just 15 minutes using only a few ingredients. Read on to learn more below!
Grated yellow cheese, for example grated cheddar and maasdam cheese
The best mornay sauce you can get is the one you make from scratch at home. With our simple mornay sauce recipe and a few basic ingredients, you can make a classic French cheese sauce and pair it with just about any savoury dish you can think of. The luscious mixture is a staple in French cuisine and will bring your favourite dishes to life by adding a velvety, cheesy finish that is indubitably delicious. Indulge in a rich, creamy mixture enhanced with cheese that yields a subtle nutty aroma.
If you want to experiment with different sauces, you should also try our recipes for homemade bechamel sauce and a simple brown gravy, which both offer plenty of creamy flavours that goes with a variety of family-favourite dinner ideas.
Cheese makes everything better! When it comes to this creamy goodness, it is all about the cheesy flavour. Loaded with grated cheese that is melted in a warm fusion of milk and flour, this thick, velvety mixture is a full-on indulgence. Though traditionally made with grated parmesan or gruyere, you can use just about any cheese you like to enrich the white mixture. We have chosen one that combines cheddar and Maasdam, producing a gooey, thick, melty texture you do not want to miss out on.
There is something quite captivating about this cheesy goodness. It is incredibly versatile and goes well with a variety of dishes. Use it either as the base of a dish or as a drizzle or side serving if you just want a hint of cheese. The smooth, velvety sauce is a beloved cheesy topping for steamed vegetables or drizzled on top of pasta and chicken dishes. You can add a crowning touch to your Croque madame or serve it with grilled salmon and green beans. As a base, it is perfect for casseroles, pasta dishes, and lasagne, adding a cheesy element with a little heft to your favourite comfort dishes.
Looking for a way to turn up the smack? Add a pinch of nutmeg or cayenne to the mixture for an extra kick of flavour. It will give it a spicy note with a nice depth and warm aroma. You can also add a bit of garlic powder or onion powder to the mix to make it more savoury or give it a herby touch with dill or parsley. This herby edition is especially delicious if you drizzle it over grilled white fish or salmon.