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Old 08-27-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Cheese sauce

Tomorrow at work we are having a potato bar day and I'm going to bring in cheese sauce. Anyone have any good recipes for me to try for a change?

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Old 08-27-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Angie, what are you looking for? Zippy? Creamy? Thick?

If I'm making a cheese sauce for mac and cheese I make a basic white sauce (but thicker) and toss in a pile of velveeta and sharp cheddar.

We like the consistency of the velveeta and the flavour of the sharp cheddar. You can add a few chile flakes for zip if you like.
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Just a nice sauce for baked potatoes. I do like the idea of velveta and sharp cheddar (plus I have those both at home).
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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Do you need a recipe for the white sauce part or can you wing it? I always put more flour in than usual for cheese sauce cuz we like it thick. And if you are doing it for potatoes, well thick is best I think.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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Nope! I can make a killer white sauce, thank you though!!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:31 AM   #6
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I figured as much, but its always polite to ask. Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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The only thing I do for cheese sauce is to always add at least twice as much cheese as called for. After that, the sky's the limit - cheddar, cheddar with Habenero pepper, blue, Monterey Jack with Jalapeno, etc., etc.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:29 PM   #8
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How does one do a potato bar?

Sounds like something I would LOVE!

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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Ooh - loads of fun, & can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be.

Just bake a bunch (approx. 2 person) of at least medium-sized Idaho potatoes & serve them with an array of toppings:

Plain & flavored butters
Sour cream
Chives
Chili (with &/or without beans)
Shredded cheese (different varieties)
Cheese sauce (again varieties if you wish)
Chopped crisp bacon (regular & turkey if desired)
Simple creamed shredded chicken or turkey or seafood (with or without vegetables as in "a la king")

Really - the list is only as endless as your imagination. It's an easy & fun way to feed a crowd. I mean - who doesn't love a good baked potato?
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The only thing I do for cheese sauce is to always add at least twice as much cheese as called for. After that, the sky's the limit - cheddar, cheddar with Habenero pepper, blue, Monterey Jack with Jalapeno, etc., etc.
The RV Resort I stay in during the summer holds a potato bar 3 times and people love it. I like your idea of the jalapeno cheese sauce, it is my favorite and the favorite of many pesople here. Gives them a choice between mild cheese sauce and one with a zip to it.
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