School Cafeteria Cheese Sauce

School Cafeteria Cheese Sauce

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Use over vegies. This makes a quart for a large group. Can be cut down.


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32 two tablespoon servings
15 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, plus
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 c
    shredded cheese (cheddar, or a blend of american and jack)

How to Make School Cafeteria Cheese Sauce


  1. Heat milk over medium heat until just hot.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add hot milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Add shredded cheese. Cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until smooth and thick.

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About School Cafeteria Cheese Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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