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

Recipe by Southern Living January 2014

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

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hands-on:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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