Indulge in the creamy goodness of Gluten-Free Cheese Sauce, a versatile and delicious accompaniment to a variety of dishes. This easy-to-make sauce is perfect for those with gluten sensitivities, offering a flavorful alternative without compromising on taste. Follow these simple steps to create a velvety cheese sauce that will elevate your meals.
– 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter– 2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based)– 2 cups shredded gluten-free cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)– Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the gluten-free all-purpose flour. Whisk continuously to create a smooth roux, ensuring there are no lumps. Allow the roux to cook for 2-3 minutes, but avoid browning.
Gradually pour in the milk while continuing to whisk the mixture. This step helps prevent lumps from forming. Stir until the roux and milk are well combined.
Continue cooking the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer.
Once the sauce has thickened, add the shredded gluten-free cheese to the pan. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and the sauce becomes smooth and velvety. Season with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting based on your preferences.
Remove the gluten-free cheese sauce from heat. Pour it over your favorite gluten-free pasta, vegetables, or use it as a dip. This versatile sauce adds a delightful cheesy flavor to various dishes, making it a must-have in your gluten-free recipe repertoire.