Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cheese Sauce

After making a batch of this, several other recipes will go like lightning!
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 C finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 C milk
  • 1 1/2 C shredded 3-cheese blend
 1.  In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook 4-5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in flour and pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually stir in milk.  Cook until sauce is thickened and bubbly, stirring frequently.  Add cheese, stirring until melted.
2.  Place cheese sauce in 1 Cup portions in airtight containers.  Cover and store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Robyn's notes: a simple and straightforward cheese sauce, made particularly nice by the addition of garlic.  This sauce makes Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken PotPies, and Cajun Chicken Pasta go much faster on those days you don't have time, and can easily be used to make mac n cheese just by stirring cooked pasta into it and baking.  Watch me demonstrate this recipe on youtube!

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often