Guilt Free Cheese Sauce

During the summer I lead a kitchen for Camp Celiac. Feeding 200 kids gluten free and kid friendly food on a budget can be a challenge. Well one day I has making a good cheese sauce for some pasta and the kids could not get more excited. Even the non gf councilors were taking sauce to go. At home I want to make a skinny version and cut the fat and calories. With super bowl time around the corner this will sure be a hit.


2 Tbs Light Butter

1 1/2 Tbs GF All Purpose Flour

2/3 Cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Sugar

1/2 Pepper

1 Cup Skim Milk

1 Hot Pepper Diced (optional)

1/2 Salsa (optional)

Make this right following the process is important. Start by melting the butter in a sauce pot. Once melted add the flour and stir with a whisk until combined. After this cooks for a few seconds it’s time to add the milk.  Over medium heat whisk the milk and flour until smooth and milk begins to bubble. Now add salt, sugar and pepper. Mix together can the. Add the cheese slowly continue to whisk as you go. After a few minutes cheese will melt and start to mix in well with milk. Low heat and cook until well combined and sauce begins to get think. This will not take long but continue to whisk to prevent cheese from burning on the bottom.  Serve hot with chip or veggies. Enjoy!


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