Come on, who doesn’t love cheese sauce!? If you don’t, you just haven’t made this recipe yet.
I love vegetables now, but as a kid I’m sure I wasn’t their #1 fan. I think my Mom made this cheese sauce as a way to get us to eat an excess of veggies. I don’t need to be tricked into eating vegetables anymore, but I still love this cheese sauce. We always had it served with noodles too and it makes an amazing mac + cheese. It’s super rich, and not the healthiest so we didn’t get to eat it very often. A good rule, even today.
The cheese sauce is a little tricky if you’ve never made a roux or a white sauce before, or if you’re me, but it’s awesome. And worth it.
The Ingredient List:
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1-2 broccoli crowns
- 2 servings of cooked elbow noodles
- 1/2 teaspoons salt + pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk-warmed
- 2+ cups shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese
Mmm. Mac + Cheese! Veggies + Cheese sauce! So versatile! You can serve this cheese sauce with any vegetable or type of noodle you like. You can even double the cheese sauce recipe and pour it over noodles + throw it in the oven for a traditional mac and cheese. What would you put this cheese sauce on?