Gruyere Cheese Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kay D.

A recipe from the September 2006 Bon Appetit magazine. I spooned this over #19710 Grilled Cauliflower, oooh, it's so good.

Top Review by Joyce W.

Easy and delicious! Mistakenly used smoked gruyere, real nice twist!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add flour; stir 2 minutes (do not brown).
  3. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk.
  4. Increase heat to high; bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add cheese, stir until melted.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Do Ahead: This cheese sauce can be made 2 hours ahead.
  9. Let stand at room temperature.
  10. Rewarm before using, adding more milk if sauce is too thick.

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