A small amount of a full-flavored cheese like Asiago combines with low-fat milk and dry sherry for a sophisticated sauce that stands up to the assertive taste of vegetables like Brussels sprouts and broccoli.

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  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring once or twice, until just starting to brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; stir until combined. Whisk in milk and sherry; bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, salt and pepper.



Ingredient Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 1g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 3.9mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 102.4IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 1.4mcg; calcium 45mg 5% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.3mg 1% DV; potassium 32.6mg 1% DV; sodium 101.8mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.