Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This recipe goes with Creamy Two-Cheese Potatoes Gratin

Yield: 2 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 222
  • Calories from fat: 53%
  • Fat: 13.1g
  • Saturated fat: 8.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 13.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 281mg
  • Calcium: 407mg

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a medium, heavy saucepan; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Place over medium heat; cook until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until melted.
  2. Swiss Cheese Sauce: Substitute 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese for the shredded cheddar cheese. Then proceed with the recipe.
  3. CALORIES 186 (44% from fat); FAT 9.1g (sat 5.9g, mono 2.4g, poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 12.9g; CARB 12.7g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 31mg; IRON 0.5mg; SODIUM 135mg; CALC 424mg
  4. Gruyère Cheese Sauce: Substitute 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese and 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) finely grated fresh Parmesan for the shredded cheddar cheese. Then proceed with the recipe.
  5. CALORIES 209 (47% from fat); FAT 11g (sat 6.6g, mono 3.3g, poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 14.9g; CARB 12.2g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 35mg; IRON 0.5mg; SODIUM 303mg; CALC 492mg
  6. Asiago Cheese Sauce: Substitute 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Asiago cheese for the shredded cheddar cheese. Then proceed with the recipe.
  7. CALORIES 191 (41% from fat); FAT 8.7g (sat 5.5g, mono 2.5g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 14.9g; CARB 12.7g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 24mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 515mg; CALC 487mg
  8. Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce: Substitute 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese for the shredded cheddar cheese. Then proceed with the recipe.
  9. CALORIES 155 (42% from fat); FAT 7.2g (sat 4.6g, mono 2g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 10.1g; CARB 12.3g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 29mg; IRON 0.5mg; SODIUM 235mg; CALC 300mg
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