This mild, kid-friendly sauce is creamy and velvety, with a subtle tang from sharp cheddar. Try it with steamed or sautéed veggies, baked potatoes, nachos, open-faced roast beef sandwiches, and hot cooked macaroni or penne. Using sharp cheddar cheese is important here, as you want the zippy flavor mild just doesn't have. And here's a bonus: This slimmed-down sauce boasts a fraction of the fat you'd find in regular or processed cheese sauces.

Southern Living
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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 tablespoons)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine 1/4 cup milk and flour in a saucepan; stir with a whisk. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup milk and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and pepper, stirring until cheese melts.

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Nutrition Facts

37 calories; fat 1.9g; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 2.6g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 115mg. Full Nutrition
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