cheese sauce
Last Updated : Dec 18,2020

Cheese Sauce Glossary |Health Benefits, Nutritional Information + Recipes with Cheese Sauce |
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What is cheese sauce?

Cheese sauce refers to the creamy white sauce prepared primarily from mixing grated cheese with butter and flour. The cheese sauce is readily available in the market but it obviously do not compare with the fresh cheese sauce that can be easily prepared at home. Simply Melt butter and Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cook for 5 minutes longer and then add cheese, which can be ricotta, parmesan or cheddar as per your choice. Stir until smooth and well blended. Serve this cheese sauce with pasta or vegetables or use in other dishes. The cheese sauce can be prepared with different herbs like mustard, garlic, pepper, rosemary as per individual taste and recipe requirement.

How to select cheese sauce

Cheese sauce can be bought in jars from the supermarket, however making your own sauce from scratch usually tastes better and in this case is no hassle at all. Always check the expiry date and look out for any discoloration or gas formation ( bubbles) in the bottle, especially near the tip.

Culinary Uses of cheese sauce

" The common and most popular culinary use of cheese sauce is in pasta or spaghetti dishes with meat or chicken.
" The sauce may be added to beans, vegetables or even rice preparations to give a cheesy flavour to the preparations.
" This sauce may also be added on nachos, tacos, tortillas and stir fry vegetables.
" Pour this sauce over steamed vegetables for a beautiful combination of colour and flavour.
" This sauce makes for excelling salad dressing and is usually used in cold sandwiches.
" Cheese sauce may be used in meat casseroles or spaghetti preparations.

How to store cheese sauce

Keep the bottles in a dark cool cupboard for 3 months before using if you can. After opening the seal, keep sauce in the fridge and add a teaspoon to your next dish for its delectable taste.

Health benefits of cheese sauce


" The presence of cheese, milk and butter in the cheese sauce increases the protein and calcium quotient of the sauce
" The common bottled cheese sauces are high in sodium and fat content.

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