Light Cheese Sauce

Light Cheese Sauce

Makes: 1 1/4 cups
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This cheese sauce, which can make almost anything taste better, is made with a combination of low-fat milk and flour to keep it light.

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Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk, divided
  • 2/3 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Add the flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in Cheddar, dry mustard, paprika, cayenne (if using) and salt.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 20
  • Amount Per tablespoon
  • Calories 23
  • % Daily values *
  • 2% Total Fat 1g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • 1% Cholesterol 4mg
  • 1% Potassium 26mg
  • 3% Sodium 61mg
  • 0% Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 1g
  • 4% Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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