Simple Cheese Sauce

Simple Cheese Sauce

MAIN INGREDIENT Cheese
RECIPE TYPE Cheese
Mmm…cheese! It is one of my favorite things. Seriously, I have to watch how much of it I eat. I could live off of it! And there is nothing like a homemade cheese sauce. Perfect for pasta or a baked potato, this is the kind of recipe you should always have on hand.
|Written January 20, 2013

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup Gruyère
  • ¼ cup Cheddar
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
SERVINGS2 cups
TOTAL TIME15minutes
PREP5minutes
COOK10minutes

1

Create a roux by warming the two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and adding one tablespoon of flour. Whisk well until all of the flour is incorporated. If you like your sauce on the thicker side, use 2 tablespoons of flour.

Butter and Flour for a Roux

2

Slowly add in 1 cup of milk. Once the flour, butter and milk have combined, add 1/2 cup of Gruyere, 1/4 Cup Cheddar, and 1/4 Cup Parmesan..

Shredded Cheese for Homemade Sauce

3

At this point, the sauce should be fairly thick. If you wish for it to be thicker, bring the cheese sauce to a slight boil and then remove it from the heat. If you want to thin it out a bit, add more milk. But do it sloooowly.

4

Now it is ready to enjoy! I used this sauce for a gnocchi mac n cheese. Yum!

Simple Cheese Sauce

EAT

Baked Gnocchi Mac n Cheese

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