My Sister's Cheese Sauce

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

This sauce is excellent for making au gratin potatoes OR mac and cheese. My Sister is a great cook. She raised five kids on a budget and some of her recipes are really simple, easy, and dare I say "cheap"?

I like that her au gratin potatoes are excellent with this and that her kids raved about her mac and cheese made with the SAME sauce!!

Enjoy


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Serves:

5 to 6

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
milk
1/2
stick of butter
8 oz
pkg of american cheese
to taste
salt and papper

FOR A THICKER SAUCE, USE LESS MILK!!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Warm the milk, add the butter and melt, bring to slow boil and slowly add the slices of American cheese. (Salt and pepper to taste.)
2
Whisk the milk and cheese mixture and continue cooking until it makes a thick pourable sauce. If you need to thicken it more, combine a little cold milk with a tablespoon of corn starch and then add to sauce and cook for 1 or 2 minutes until thickened.
3
For au gratin potatoes: Slice 5 lbs unpeeled potatoes and par boil them in salted water until about half done (they will finish cooking in the oven). Pour the thickened sauce on the potatoes and stir -- Bake 350 F for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender
4
ALTERNATIVES for au gratin potatoes: Susan said she sometimes puts in a little cubed ham or deli ham cut in small pieces, and if she does, she also changes the sauce to be 3/4 C milk and 3/4 C chicken broth with everything else the same.
5
For Mac and cheese: Prepare your pasta of choice, and pour the sauce on. You're done. (Her kids rave about her mac and cheese.)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheesy, #good, #milk