I just made this cheese sauce recipe for the first time this morning and it turned out so well that I couldn’t wait to write up a blog post about it. As you might be aware from some of my previous posts, I am a big fan of recipes which are quick, easy and use very few ingredients. This cheese sauce recipe is one such example and is made with ingredients that you most likely have lying around at home.
1 cup of milk (3.5%)
2 slices of cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, etc. (optional)
Take the cup of milk and the flour and whisk them together in a pot. The milk can be substituted for a low-fat option but I like to use a fuller milk as past experiences have shown me that skimmed milk can lead to a more watery consistency. Heat the mixture on a medium heat just until it begins to boil. At this point, the mixture will have thickened so it is wise to remove it from the heat before it begins to burn. Grate the cheese and stir it into the mixture to melt. If you wish to include them, the salt, pepper, etc. should also be added at this stage. Pour and serve!
I ate this for lunch over some pasta and garden peas and it was absolutely delicious (I brought it to work so please forgive the lunch box shot rather than it laid out nicely in a bowl. . It had the richness of a cheese sauce but not the heaviness which can leave you feeling sleeping after eating. Next time I think I will prepare this with some broccoli and other vegetables to help get some more vitamins into me!