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Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen shares the recipe for this speedy sauce that's perfect over vegetables, omelets or any items made tastier with melted cheddar. Surprise your family tonight by drizzling some on baked potatoes. Then use up the extra sauce in the two dishes that follow.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 hot baked potatoes

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 55 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add the cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  2. Serve 1-1/2 cups of cheese sauce with the baked potatoes. Refrigerate remaining sauce. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cheddar Cheese Sauce in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p48

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 55 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cheddar Cheese Sauce(3)

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

I sauteed a little diced onion then proceeded with recipe. I am not much of whole milk drinker so i diluted my milk with water. YUMMY !

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

Was not nearly as cheesy as we would have liked. Next time I will probably 1-1/2 or double the amount of cheese.

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

Added some extra cheese, ground mustard and a few splashes of worstershire sauce.

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