3-INGREDIENT CHEESE SAUCE

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YIELD
Makes about 2 cups
ACTIVE TIME
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME
10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  1. For cheese sauce:
    • 8 ounces grated yellow sharp cheddar (about 2 packed cups)
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 cup evaporated milk
  2. For queso variation:
    • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained, squeezed dry
    • Hot sauce, to taste (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Make cheese sauce:
    1. Toss cheese and cornstarch in a medium heatproof bowl. Pour evaporated milk over and cook in microwave on high 1 minute. Whisk and continue to cook in 30-second increments, whisking in between, until melted and smooth (about 2 minutes total).
  2. Make queso variation:
    1. Once cheese has melted, stir in Rotel and hot sauce, if using, and microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir to combine.

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