Bacon Cheese Sauce

by Dennis The Prescott

SERVINGS: 4 | Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 40 min

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Cheese sauce is the ultimate comfort food. Try this indulgent sauce as a nacho topping, veggie dip or drizzled over meat.

Instructions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
    2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lay out the bacon. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through, until nice and crispy. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat for the sauce.
    3. Heat a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat and add the butter and reserved bacon fat. When the butter has melted, stir in the flour. Keep the flour moving with a wooden spoon and cook for 2 minutes (the mixture will be frothy and bubbling). Pour in the milk. While constantly stirring, allow the milk to thicken (6-8 minutes). Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
    4. When the milk has thickened, add the cheese, 1/2 cup at a time until melted and incorporated into the sauce. When all of the cheese has come together, crumble over the bacon and stir to combine. Top with 1 tablespoon of finely diced chives and serve immediately.

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