How to make it

  • With sauce pan on top of stove, put on medium-low heat and add butter, salt and pepper and melt butter slowly .
  • Once butter is completely melted, add flour and whisk till well combined.
  • Don't skip those sides, scrape with whisk any of the flour down from the sides of the sauce pan and cook for two minutes.
  • Slowly add first 1/2 cup of the milk.
  • Whisk till all bumps are removed and sauce gets a little thick but especially smooth.
  • Add second 1/2 cup of milk, and do the same as above but bump up heat now to a medium heat.
  • Next add remaining one cup of milk, stirring while making sure heat is now medium-high.
  • Continue stirring - hey it's some form of exercise and stir till it bubbles, remembering to scrape the bottom of sauce pan since this is where it will get thick quickly.
  • Bring heat back down to medium heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of cheese at a time, making sure all is melted prior to adding the next 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Continue adding remaining cheese in the same way until all is melted and oh so creamy and smooth.
  • Add worcestershire sauce and taste-test - see if you would like to add more pepper or salt.
  • Use as you would for any recipe calling for cheese sauce.
  • Oh so cheesy and oh so good!

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  • elgourmand 5 years ago
    Nice post. Sometimes the basics are best.
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Great post, can't believe I missed this one...dave
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    The perfect cheese sauce - and so versatile, as you pointed out. Thanks so much! =)
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  • divaliscious 13 years ago
    Try making Deviled Cheese Sauce by adding 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and 2 tablespoons of grated onion and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and increase worcestershire sauce to 2 tablespoons - it makes for a great "adult" mac-n-cheese.- Now just add a drizzle of truffle oil before baking - oh my divalisciously fantastic!
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