Parsley Cheese Sauce recipe

Preparation Time: 2 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 minutes

This creamy sauce is delicious on top of red meat or fish. If you can't find Gruyère cheese, it can be substituted with grated Parmesan or Cheddar.


  • 30g butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • 30g Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cooking, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, until a roux is formed.

  2. While still continuously stirring, gradually add the milk. Bring to the boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, still constantly stirring, until the sauce is thick.

  4. Add the grated cheese and stir until smoothly mixed with the sauce.

  5. Add the chopped parsley; stir until the parsley is evenly distributed throughout the sauce.

  6. Serve.

Add a little nutmeg along with the parsley near the end for a little extra flavour. You could also add some chopped fresh chives.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Jack P.
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