Now, I realize when I use the word “cheese sauce,” this may come to mind:
I promise — that is NOT what we’re making today! For a while now I have been making my own cheese sauce to use in macaroni and cheese, as a topping for (healthy) nachos, and, mixed with my homemade salsa, as a dip.
Homemade Cheese Sauce
1 tbsp white flour
2 tbsp salted butter
1 cup whole milk
1 cup white cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium-low. Add the flour and whisk in quickly.
2. When the mixture is combined, add the milk, whisking constantly. Keep whisking for about 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
3. Add cheese slowly and stir until completely melted. Add salt & pepper to taste.
That’s it! I use this sauce on baked pasta dishes, simple mac & cheese for the kids, or to pour over broccoli and other vegetables to make them more appealing.
Note: You can use milk substitutes such as almond or soy milk, but don’t use low fat. Also, when using a substitute milk, the mixture will have a thinner consistency than when using whole cow’s milk.
Alternatively, you could use 1 cup of fresh shaved parmesan, asiago, or pecorino cheese in place of all or part of the cheddar. It all depends on what you have on hand and what flavors you’re going for.Pin It