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Cheddar Lemon Sauce and Asparagus

No recipe image available.Crisp-tender asparagus spears served with a lemony, cheddar cheese sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt to taste
Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
Asparagus cooked crisp-tender

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in 1 quart saucepan; whisk in flour. Cook and stir over low heat 2 minutes.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook and stir about 2 minutes until smooth and thickened.
  3. Stir in lemon juice. Gradually mix in cheese. Add pepper sauce and salt. Cook and stir until smooth.
  4. Serve hot over asparagus cooked crisp-tender. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.