Parmesan Cheese Sauce

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My kids love cheesy noodles.  In fact, my two older sons have created their own rating system for all varieties of mac and cheese and cheesy noodles they get to eat.    The worst is from a restaurant that I will not name here. All boxed mac and cheese is pretty high on their rating spectrum, and the best mac and cheese according to them is Grandma Janet’s.    Grandma Janet, my mom, always makes a homemade cheese sauce with real milk and the kids devour their mac and cheese every time they visit her.

When I made this batch of parmesan cheese sauce with noodles, the kids told me that this was just as good as Grandma Janet’s mac and cheese, so I know we have a winner here.

This cheese sauce is creamy gooey, melty and cheesy and my favorite ingredient happens to be the most sought out food item in my house.  Milk.

It’s true.  My family loves to drink milk!   We eat it with our cereal in the morning, we add it to our eggs, I serve it with meals, and I love giving milk to the kids in the evening when they need something to tide them over until dinner.   Milk is wholesome and filled with calcium, potassium and vitamin D, nutrients that kids need.  Milk Life has tons of great recipe ideas for you on their website!

I love walking to my local grocery store and picking up milk, several times a week.

Since we live in Iowa, I love educating my kids about all of the food that is sourced right here from our state.  We take a trip to our local dairy farm at least once a year.  My kids love feeding the baby cows, and they will always take the opportunity to milk a cow!

Since milk has so many nutrients, I like making ” milk rich” meals for my kids.  These meals are usually budget-friendly, easy to make and my kids always love eating meals in a creamy sauce!

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Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 tespoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter.  Add garlic and saute. 

  2. Add flour and whisk with the butter to make a roux. 

  3. While whisking, add milk.  keep stirring until the sauce has thickened. 

  4. Add salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. reduce heat and keep stirring while cheese sauce thickens. 

  5. Remove from heat and place on steamed vegetables, pasta, potatoes or anything else you like!

Don’t forget to enter to win free milk for a year from Milk life.  You will also find a great collection of recipes using milk that might help inspire you when you post your Instagram photo!

This parmesan cheese sauce was delicious and a great meal to make for my kids.   I am going to remember this sauce next time I want to top my broccoli, potatoes or my breakfast casserole too!