This cheese sauce is wonderful on cauliflower or other vegetables, or try serving it with a brunch strata or quiche.
A dash of hot pepper sauce adds flavor and a little heat to this easy cheese sauce.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- hot pepper sauce, to taste
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; stir in flour and mustard until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Do not let mixture brown.
Gradually add milk; continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened and boiling. Boil 1 minute.
Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
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