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Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce

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.

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Ingredients

number of servings
8
  • 14 Cup butter or oil Added to
  • fat drippings Added to
  • 14 Cup All Purpose Flour Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon white pepper Added to
  • 3 cups milk Added to
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded Added to
  • 12 teaspoon dry mustard Added to
  • tabasco Added to
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Directions

15 min.
1. Step

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.

Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce - preparation step 1
2. Step

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.

Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce - preparation step 1
3. Step

Gradually add the warm milk and whisk to incorporate until a smooth sauce forms on low heat. Cook several minutes, sauce will thicken.

Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce - preparation step 1
4. Step

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.

Easy Creamy Cheese Sauce - preparation step 1
5. Step

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to four days

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