How to Make Cheese Sauce Quick and Easy
You can use cheese sauce to make almost anything better. It’s a delicious dip for fries, nachos, fried chicken, etc. Do you have kids that refuse to eat their veggies? You can also use cheese sauce to coat steamed vegetables and make them more appealing to picky eaters.
There are two ways to make cheese sauce: the hard way and the ‘quick and easy’ way. The hard way takes at least 30 minutes and requires a long list of ingredients, including butter,
all-purpose flour, milk, shredded Cheddar cheese, ground black pepper, and salt, to name a few. The preparation can easily take a huge chunk of your time and the results are not always guaranteed. There’s a big chance that your DIY cheese sauce will come out gritty if you use packaged shredded cheese, for example. This is because prepacked and pre-shredded cheese is typically coasted with flour so that the shreds don’t stick together. If you want a smooth cheese sauce, you will have to shred your own cheese from a block—which again, is a lot of hard work.
If you want to make cheese sauce quickly and easily, buy an instant cheese sauce powder premix. All you have to do is mix it with water and you’re done. These premixed wonders can turn anyone—even kitchen newbies—into professional saucier.
You literally need only two ingredients to make a delicious cheese sauce: (1) one pack of cheese sauce premix and (2) water. Use one part premix and 1.5 part water. Combine the two ingredients and mix well. Then, just simmer them for 15 minutes—and you’re done. Your rich cheese sauce is ready.
Make weeknight dinners more convenient by stocking your pantry with cheese sauce premixes. Be sure to buy your cheese sauce mix from a reputable manufacturer that uses only the best ingredients.