Here’s How To Make Shake Shack’s Famous Cheese Sauce At Home

Just add fries!

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Here’s How To Make Shake Shack’s Famous Cheese Sauce At Home

You may not be able to go to some of your favorite NYC eateries, but you can recreate their dishes at home.

One slight benefit about having to stay at home so much is that many NYC restaurants have been revealing their recipes so you can try making them yourself.

Mark Rosati, the Culinary Director at Shake Shack, recently jumped on the company’s Instagram channel to walk followers through how to make their epic cheese sauce at home. They appear to be making it a series — cleverly titled “Shake Shack at Your Shack” — sharing recipe videos that you can cook along with.

Here’s the cheese sauce recipe, as told in their IGTV video. Now all you need are some fries to smother with it!

Shake Shack Cheese Sauce


1 tbsp Canola Oil

3/4 cup sliced onion

6 thin-sliced jalapeños

1/2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp peppercorns

1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar

2 tbsp White Wine

2 cups Heavy Cream

2 cups American Cheese

2 cups Cheddar Cheese


Add the canola oil to a hot pan. Then add sliced onions, jalapeños, peppercorn, and salt. Stir and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. After, deglaze the pan with the white wine and white wine vinegar, stirring through. Reduce the mixture down so there isn’t much liquid left, and then add the heavy cream. Turn off the heat and let it steep for 30 minutes. After, strain the mixture to get rid of the solids. And the liquid back into the pan, and bring up to a boil. Then add in both cheeses, whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy, and no cheese clumps remain. Enjoy!

Be sure to share your pictures with #ShakeShack and #AtYourShack if you make it at home!

Want to make more of NYC’s famous recipes? Check out Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding or Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies.

featured image source: Instagram @eastcoastfeastcoast via @shakeshack

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