How Do You Make Cheddar Cheese Sauce?


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Louise Gorman Profile
Louise Gorman answered
Cheddar cheese sauce can be used on pasta, vegetables or other various dishes.

To make cheddar cheese sauce you need: 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of ground pepper (can be black or white), 1 1/2 cups of milk, and 1 cup of strong cheddar (grated, or smokey cheddar cheese, whichever you prefer).

Melt the butter and remove from the heat. Stir in the flour and seasonings. Add the milk gradually and stir until it is well mixed. Cook over low heat and stir constantly, until smooth and thickened. Cook for a further 5 minutes and add the cheddar cheese. Stir until well blended and smooth. Serve with dish of your choice, such as pasta or vegetables. This makes 2 cups.

Alternatively, you can purchase cheddar cheese powder, which is a combination of three cheeses. It can be added to a white sauce and used for potatoes, broccoli or macaroni.
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Chris Hickman answered
The basis of a cheese sauce is the roue. This is the component which thickens the mixture. It is made by melting some butter in a pan and adding a similar quantity of plain flour. Stir the ingredients over a gentle heat until the flour has absorbed all the butter. Then continue stirring the paste formed, allowing the flour to cook out. Don't let it catch on the bottom of the pan.
When this is done add milk to make the quantity of sauce required. As the milk come nearly to the boil it will thicken. If the sauce is too thick add more milk.
Finally add grated cheese to taste, some black pepper and a pinch of salt. Served with cauliflower and brown rice this makes an excellent supper dish, and suits vegetarians too. It is worth soaking brown rice for several hours before cooking as this will considerably reduce cooking time.
Alicia Estrada Profile
Alicia Estrada answered
You melt cheddar cheese in the microwave ( easy clean up ) or on the stove ( not so easy clean up )

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