Cheese sauce without the Velveeta


VelveetaThis might not be foreign to some, but it is very foreign around these parts.  Velveeta is used for everything around here – cheese sauce, cheese dip, cheese burgers, cheese soup – if it has cheese in it, they put Velveeta in it.  One of my fiancee’s favorite dishes Steameris steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, polska kielbasa all covered in Velveeta cheese sauce.  Well, as a matter of fact, Velveeta is kind of expensive.  Even the fake Velveeta is kind of expensive, and I really wanted to eat this dish (and I got a cool new steamer for Christmas, and I wanted to try it out). So, I found a way to use the shredded cheese I have in my fridge to make a cheese sauce.  The fiancee decided it isn’t as good as Velveeta cheese sauce, but it will do.

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Cheese Sauce without Velveeta

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese (I used fiesta blend)

1. Melt the butter on low.  Don’t turn it up high, because that’s when cheese starts to burn (not melt).
2. Once the butter is COMPLETELY melted, add in 1/4 cup of milk.  Turn to medium heat, and bring to a boil.
3. Once the mixture has begun to boil, turn back down to low and slowly add in the cheese.  Stir constantly, until there are no longer clumps.

Serve on top of whatever your little heart desires. 🙂

Sorry the picture might make your mouth water because it looks so delicious, and I didn’t exactly explain how to make that dish.  But, cheese sauce just doesn’t look very exciting in a pan.  The dish is really easy, just some steamed vegetables, polska kielbasa cooked in some boiling water, and mashed potatoes.

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