This is a classic recipe for American cheese sauce:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 8 ounces American cheese, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown and fragrant.
- Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure to whisk out any lumps.
- Cook the mixture, whisking frequently, until it thickens and comes to a simmer, about 5-7 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded American cheese until it is melted and smooth.
- Stir in the salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve the cheese sauce warm with your favorite dishes, such as nachos, fries, hot dogs, burgers, or mac and cheese.
Enjoy your delicious and creamy American cheese sauce!