Easy Cheese Sauce {12 Uses}

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My children would live on nachos and cheese IF Momma let them. I forbid them eating nacho cheese sauce from the can everyday. I MIGHT consider them eating my homemade cheese sauce once a week on healthy foods like potatoes, vegetables or meats and occasionally nachos. I know exactly what it’s made of and I know who’s making it ;)

I’ve disovered some really great freezer entrees using this easy cheese sauce. With all these great uses throughout the week, you might consider doubling the recipe below.

Cheese Sauce Uses:

  1. Nachos Grande
  2. 5-minute tacos {how to freeze taco meat}
  3. Oven Taco Pizza
  4. Grilled Taco Pizza
  5. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
  6. DIY Oven Restaurant Baked Potatoes
  7. Crock Pot Italian beef sandwiches
  8. Tostadas
  9. Macaroni or spaghetti noodles {how to freeze pasta}
  10. Italian Meatballs
  11. Frozen vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflour or asparagus
  12. Grilled burgers

 

 

 

Easy Cheese Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper {pinch}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese {shred your own if you’re able}

Directions:

Melt butter and add flour whisking into a  roux on medium low heat. Add milk, salt and pepper and stir until thickened. 3-4 minutes.Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir until melted.

What would you serve easy cheese sauce with?

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Easy Cheese Sauce {12 Uses}

  1. Brandette W.

    I make crockpot baked potatoes all the time! This sauce will be a fantastic way to serve them low calorie and healthier, a change of pace. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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    1. admin

      Just made this last night again with nachos and five kiddos licked their plates clean:)

      Reply
  2. Taryn

    Omg! I think I just may have to change my menu for this week and make this cheese sauce! I know my husband would be super excited if I did. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. admin

      You might want to go ahead and double if you have a large fam. We love it on everything as you can tell. Five kiddos licked their plate clean when I served with crock pot taco meat and cheese sauce on tortilla chips!

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  3. jennifer

    I like to make mexican a lot and my kids love cheese dip! It is expensive to buy. I am glad you put a recipe up for some because i’d rather make it my self. You inspire me! Keep them coming please!

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    1. admin

      The milk tends to get watery when thawed and separates from the cheese. I think it would work. I froze homemade alfredo once, but I do prefer it fresh since it’s nice and hot and thicker. I’d reheat over a double boiler method to prevent sticking.

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    1. admin

      You probably could keep it warm in the crock pot, but the roux would need to be made on the stove top.

      Reply

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