Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce
Learn how to make cheese sauce from scratch with just a few simple ingredients. Make this recipe to use by itself or in a variety of other recipes.
- 1⁄4 Cup butter or oil
- fat drippings
- 1⁄4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 0.13 teaspoon salt
- 0.13 teaspoon white pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
Warm the milk in a saucepan or microwave in measuring cup for 1 minute on high.In a medium sauce pan melt equal parts butter and then add the flour.
Whisk the flour and butter together and allow to simmer on low to cook the flour 1-2 minutes. The lightest (white color) roux will be slightly puffed.
Gradually add the warm milk and whisk to incorporate until a smooth sauce forms on low heat. Cook several minutes, sauce will thicken.
Add a little more milk if too thick and stir in the dry mustard, cheese and Tabasco (several dashes or more to your liking). Whisking until smooth sauce forms.
Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to four days