1. Hi I have just made this quick blend syn free cheese sauce. Followed instructions but it was very thin. We cannot get fromage fraise in nz, so I used cottage cheese and natural yogurt blended first. Then added all other ingredients. What did I do wrong!!

    1. Hi Sue

      I cannot say what went wrong because we have never mixed natural yogurt and cottage cheese before. I can only guess the cottage cheese may have broken down the other ingredients if it was quite wet.

      I am sorry i cannot help further.

      Kind Regards


  2. 4 stars
    I followed the recipe exactly, tastes great. I’d use less milk next time as I found it too thin.

    Do you know if it cooks well in a lasagne? Or would it split?

  3. Just wondering what the syns are for this as it would use over the HE A allowance with all the milk and cheese. Dont mean to be rude Im just someone who loves all things chesse so if i can have it syn free im happy out.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Jessica,

      The cheese sauce makes a very big portion and is intended for a family to share of leftovers for the freezer. If you want a one person serving for 1HEA then please divide the measurements into 4.

      Or use it to make four portions of a meal with your family.

      I never use syns for cheese I just use my allowance.

      But when we last used this recipe it made enough for a big lasagne that as a family of 5 we shared.

      Kind regards


  4. 5 stars
    This is great! I used quark instead of fromais frais as I couldn’t find any in Aldi. I made broccoli & pasta bake but only put it in the oven for long enough to melt the cheese in case it separated but it did taste great & was much needed comfort food.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this sauce for a cauliflower and broccoli bake (which includes boiled potatoes; onions, garlic and celery – and any other veg you may have waiting to be used!) and, because it seemed quite thin, I only used 3/4 of the milk suggested and threw in another tablespoon of grated (low fat) cheddar. The soft (low fat) cheese I used was the garlic and herb one and the end result was delicious.
    I shall be using this recipe for all future cheese sauce recipes in future – it is creamy, flavoursome and almost SW free…..

    1. Hi Lizzy

      When we originally wrote that post it was among the HEA´s, I now recommend you use Quark as a substitute 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    what a wonderful cheese sauce and never thought that you could make a cheese sauce with hidden vegetables and a soup maker. 5/5

  7. 5 stars
    You are right it does make a lot of cheese sauce. I found that when split into two big lasagnes that i could have 2 portions without using any syns.

  8. hiya just found your recipe I don’t have a soup maker could i do it in a saucepan?
    ps looks amazing can’t wait to make it x

    1. Hi Sarah,

      We have not tried it in a saucepan so could not say if it can be done and if it will turn out the same as ours did, sorry, but try it and let us know how it turns out 🙂

  9. I use this recipe to make curry sauce as well. Leave out the cheese and add 1.5 tbsp chinese curry powder (if available, if not use Indian) 1/2 tsp 5 spice powder, ginger/garlic paste and half chopped onion. It is basically the same just using different flavours.
    I don’t have soup maker but use the Instant Pot or stove top method then blend.J

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