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White Cheese Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 3 cups
This white cheese sauce is the perfect accompaniment to pressed panini sandwiches. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Whisk in Swiss and Parmesan cheeses, salt, and red pepper, whisking until cheeses are melted and sauce is smooth.