Cheese Sauce

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Cheese SauceRecipe

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Spread a little 6-ingredient happiness, also known as cheese sauce, across your Tex-Mex casserole for an extra cheesy bite.


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1/4 cup (2 oz.) salted butter
1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Colby Jack cheese
1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
1/2 teaspoon table salt


Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium-low; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Increase heat to medium. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and whisk in cheese, chiles, and salt. Use immediately.

Created date

February 2016