- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk, (whole, 2% or nonfat)
- 1 cup cheese, shredded Sharp Cheddar
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
*These values are approximate. Per serving, based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Over medium-high heat melt butter in a saucepan. Slowly sprinkle in flour, incorporating well into the butter until flour and butter are all combined and a “paste” is formed.
Slowly whisk in milk, breaking up any lumps that form. Reduce heat to medium and stir occasionally until the milk begins to thicken (about 8-10 minutes). Add cayenne to the sauce.
Remove from hot and whisk in cheddar cheese a little at a time until all cheese has been melted, stir in hot sauce. Sample the sauce and add additional salt and pepper as desired.