Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet or sauce pan.
Add 1 tablespoon minced onion, and cook until onion softens.
Add in 1 tablespoon flour and stir to blend.
Add 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk.
Add 14.5 oz can chicken broth (or 2 cups water and 1-2 chicken bouillon cubes) and stir to combine.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir until slightly thickened.
Add 2 c grated cheese – a combination is great
Add 2 cups grated cheese you have handy. We’ve combined random pairs including cheddar, pepper jack, gouda, mozzarella or Romano.
Stir until cheese is melted
Stirring with a wire whisk helps to get a smooth texture.
2 – 3 oz cream cheese
Adding cream cheese is optional, but so worth it. Cream cheese adds an extra special velvety texture.
Salt to taste
Have a taste, and adjust for salt.