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Seriously Easy Cheese Dip

The ultimate cheesy, gooey, comfort food: a deliciously rich, molten cheese dip that's perfect served with fresh crusty bread and vegetable crudités. Thickened with cornflour this is naturally gluten-free. Add some extra liquid to make the easiest cheese sauce.
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins


  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 70 g cheese - grated
  • 70 ml milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric - optional
  • ½ tsp tomato puree
  • ½ tsp garlic powder - optional


  • Mix the cornflour and grated cheese, either by stirring together in a bowl or by shaking in a plastic box.
  • Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently on a low heat, stirring constantly.
  • After a couple of minutes, the dip will thicken. Serve immediately.


  • The turmeric and tomato puree are optional, but they do make this dip a gorgeous rich orange colour and a give a real punch that suits tortilla chips. You could add a little red chilli too, to create a Mexican feel. 
  • Substitute some of the cheddar with mozzarella for a really stringy dip.
  • Leave out the garlic powder if it's not your thing. You could use a little mustard instead.  
  • You could add curry powder for a hint of heat, resulting in a delicious cheesy curry sauce for chips.
  • Serve with a dollop of onion chutney for an onion cheese melting pot.
  • Make a double or quadruple batch and serve in a fondue pan over a low flame at a party – try using gruyère and Dijon mustard instead of the cheddar and tomato. 
  • Reheat in the microwave on low power for 30 seconds, then in bursts of 10 seconds.  
  • Add extra liquid to make an easy gluten free cheese sauce - perfect for pasta
Nutritional Information
  • This recipe is 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dip
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cheddar melting pot, cheese dip