Rating: 4 stars
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  • 5 star values: 4

This versatile creamy sauce is also great over steamed veggies and multi-grain pasta.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2007

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Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes about 1 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Melt 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. flour into melted butter, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute or until mixture is golden and lumpy.

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  • Gradually whisk in 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, and bring to a boil. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened.

  • Add 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper, and a pinch of paprika, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat, and use immediately.

  • Spicy Cheese Sauce: Prepare Parmesan Cheese Sauce as directed, and whisk in 1 tsp. hot sauce.

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