This cheese sauce works for sooo many dishes. You can pour it over cooked pasta to make macaroni and cheese, drizzle it over nachos, or incorporate it into a casserole like Cheesy Turkey Casserole

Start by melting 2 TB of butter.

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When the butter is melted, add 2 TB of flour.

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Whisk the flour into the butter for about a minute so that it forms a golden roux.

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Then pour in two cups of 2% or whole milk.

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Continue whisking for approximately 1 – 2 minutes longer until the mixture begins to steam and thicken.

Add in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.

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Whisk the cheese, 1/2 tsp Kosher salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper into the milk until it melts and forms a creamy sauce. Taste for seasonings. 

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Enjoy! 

Creamy Cheese Sauce
Yields 2
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Cook Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 TB butter, organic if possible
  2. 2 TB flour
  3. 2 cups whole milk
  4. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, yellow or white
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter over medium heat in a saute pan.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk the butter and flour for approximately one minute until fully incorporated.
  3. Slowly whisk in the milk. Continue whisking for approximately 1 - 2 minutes longer until the mixture begins to steam and thicken.
  4. Mix in the shredded cheese, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper into milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted. Taste for seasonings.
Notes
  1. If the milk doesn't seem to be thickening, allow the milk mixture to heat through and come to a very low boil. Continue whisking or stirring and it should thicken quickly. Once the mixture thickens be sure to lower the heat so that it does not continue boiling.
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