Cheddar Cheese Sauce
This 4 ingredient recipe only needs 3-4 minutes to cook.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time21 mins
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk warm
- 10 to 12 ounces cheddar cheese grated
- Salt and pepper
Add butter and flour to a medium pot over medium heat. Let the butter melt and whisk the flour into the butter. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes until mixture turns a light tan color and smells a bit nutty.
Slowly start drizzling warm milk into the flour mixture, whisking constantly. Add the milk in a constant stream to avoid lumping. Start with 2-1/2 cups of milk and, depending on thickness, add the other 1/2 later if needed. Let the mixture heat as you whisk, thickening over a few minutes.
Once the sauce is the consistency of a light gravy, add the grated cheddar cheese and whisk it into the sauce so it melts evenly.
Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
Use the warm cheese sauce with pasta, or put it in a dish and serve with bread cubes or chips as a queso dip!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg