Easy Cheese Sauce

Easy Cheese Sauce Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

 

Our Easy Cheese Sauce is spiked with vermouth and part of the hefty layers in Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole.

 

Yield:

Makes 3 1/2 cups
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

1/3 cup dry vermouth*
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese

Preparation

1. Bring vermouth and garlic to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until vermouth is reduced to 1 Tbsp.

2. Whisk together half-and-half and cornstarch. Whisk half-and-half mixture, salt, and pepper into vermouth mixture; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until mixture is thickened. Add pepper Jack cheese. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Remove from heat, and use immediately.

*Dry sherry may be substituted.

January 2014
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