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Use this formula to learn how to make Cheese Sauce on the stovetop in mere minutes, then mix things up with one of our cheese dip recipe variations seasoned with curry, herbs, or citrus.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted.

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

68 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 178 mg sodium. 54 mg potassium; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 RE vitamin a; 194 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 91 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

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