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Cheese sauce in pan with wooden spoon

Cheese sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with strong cheddar cheese – our easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes. Use to make macaroni or cauliflower cheese

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal219
fat14g
saturates9g
carbs14g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein8g
salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml milk
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 50g butter
  • 100g grated strong cheddar (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour 500ml milk into a large saucepan and add 4 tbsp plain flour and 50g butter.

  • STEP 2

    Turn on the heat to medium and start to whisk the mixture. Keep whisking fast as the butter melts and the mixture comes to the boil – the flour will disappear and the sauce will begin to thicken.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk for another 2 mins while the sauce bubbles then stir in 100g grated strong cheddar cheese (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese) until melted.

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