Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups whole milk
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 hot baked potatoes
- 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.
- Serve 1-1/2 cups of cheese sauce with the baked potatoes. Refrigerate remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 55 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
May 4, 2017
I made this for a potato bar for teacher appreciation. I went ahead and doubled the cheese to make sure it was cheesy enough and I used whole milk. Next time I don't think I would need to quite double it and I would like to try sharp cheddar as opposed to mild.
Feb 17, 2015
This is a great basic recipe that is so versatile! I added a can of tomatoes and green chiles to make my own queso sauce to dip tortilla chips.
Sep 12, 2014
This was good and very easy. I used it for broccoli and the kids ate it! I also cut the recipe in half as I didn't need that much. It came out fine. I did add a bit more cheese, maybe a 1/4 cup more.
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 !
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.
Oct 10, 2009
Added some extra cheese, ground mustard and a few splashes of worstershire sauce.
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