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This healthy, easy homemade cheese sauce is a delicious addition to a variety of weekly meals. It can be added to recipes like One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts or Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole (see Associated Recipes, below). It also is delectable drizzled on top of virtually any vegetable.

Katie Webster
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


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20 mins
20 mins


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  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted.

  • Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened and just starting to turn light brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring often, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. (Do not boil.)

  • Remove from heat and, a handful at a time, whisk in Cheddar and Parmesan until smooth. Stir in salt.

  • Transfer the sauce to a 4-cup heatproof container and let cool at room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 4g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 2g; fat 9g; saturated fat 5.3g; cholesterol 26.9mg; vitamin a iu 365.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 11.5mcg; calcium 173.9mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 9.7mg; potassium 74.2mg; sodium 213.3mg.