My Mother-in-Law's Cheese Sauce...ssshh Don't Tell Her recipe

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2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 cups milk
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon minced onion
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
16 slices American cheese

Nutrition Info

404.3 calories
carbohydrate: 10.1 g
cholesterol: 94.3 mg
fat: 30.7 g
fiber: : -
protein: 22.2 g
saturatedFat: 19.4 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 1219.9 mg
sugar: 8 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring butter, milk, minced garlic, and minced onion to a low boil, stirring frequently. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water and whisk into milk mixture. Continue stirring vigorously until desired thickness.

  2. When milk mixture is thick enough, tear cheese slices into pieces and slowly stir them into the sauce, melting gradually, until desired cheesiness. Serve over your favorite pasta, vegetable, or side dish.

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Recipe Note

My mother-in-law gave me this quick, EASY recipe for cheese sauce. It is the best thing she's given me, other than her son!

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