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Peas in Cheese Sauce

 Peas in Cheese Sauce
Mom dresses up convenient frozen peas with a quick-to-fix cheese sauce that our family loves.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in the flour,
  • salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the cheese; stir
  • until melted. Stir in peas; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until heated
  • through. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 114 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.