My family loves macaroni and cheese, or any pasta with any cheese….truth be told, we simply love cheese in all forms. Below is a simple cheese sauce that can be used on pasta, vegetables, rice and you can even pour it on meatloaf. It’s so easy to make and the taste is so much better than the pre-made sauces we all tend to buy.
If serving more than 4, double the recipe.
You will need:
Medium , heavy saucepan
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 & 1/4 cup of your favorite shredded cheese ( I use sharp cheddar or Swiss )
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter on medium heat and add flour, stirring or whisking to form a roux. Cook for 1 &1/2 to 2 minutes on medium low…stir constantly! Do not let roux brown.
Slowly add milk, about a 1/3 cup at a time and whisk, whisk, whisk!
Cook over medium low until mix thickens or reaches boiling point. This takes between 10-15 minutes and you need to stir often, but not continuously.
Add cheese, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you prefer and stir until melted…use immediately.
If sauce is too thick, add more milk…1 Tbs at a time.
Remember with any sauce, low heat and stirring are the secrets of success!