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You can make this up to two days ahead and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2008

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Recipe Summary

cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
prep:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3/4 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Microwave milk in a 2-cup microwave-safe glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 minute.

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  • Melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat; gradually whisk in flour. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in warm milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; whisk in cheese, salt, and pepper.

  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce: Substitute extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese for Gruyère. Proceed with recipe as directed.

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