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Cheese Sauce

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
  • Start to Finish: 15 mins

Cheese Sauce



  1. In a large saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in flour and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted.

From the Test Kitchen

Curry Cheese Sauce:

Prepare as directed, except cook 1 teaspoon curry powder in the melted butter for 1 minute before adding the flour. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt with the flour. Stir 2 tablespoons snipped chutney into the cooked sauce.

Herb-Garlic Cheese Sauce:

Prepare as directed, except cook 2 cloves garlic, minced, in the melted butter for 30 seconds before adding the flour. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds or celery seeds or crushed dried basil, oregano, or sage and 1/4 teaspoon salt with the flour.

Lemon-Chive Cheese Sauce:

Prepare as directed, except stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives, 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, and 1/4 teaspoon salt with the flour.

Nutrition Facts (Cheese Sauce)

    Per serving:
  • 68 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 16 mg chol.,
  • 178 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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