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Perfect Cheese Sauce

Perfect Cheese Sauce

Creamy and extra-flavorful, this three-cheese sauce starring McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix is just the thing to get your kids to eat more veggies. Try it over their favorite vegetables or nachos, baked potatoes, tots and mac ‘n cheese.

 Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscione. He brings creativity to the table with bold flavors and spices in his new Food Network cooking show, "Man Crafted."

  • 10m

    prep time

  • 20m

    Cook Time

  • 7



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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix, (from 1-ounce package)
  • 3 cups milk, heated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepot over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring often, until a thick paste forms and turns golden brown. Stir in the taco seasoning and cook 30 seconds more.

  • Gradually whisk in the milk, adding 1 cup at a time. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer before adding the next. It will be extremely thick at first and will thin with each addition. When all the milk is added bring the sauce to a simmer and cook 5 more minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese.

  • Remove the sauce from the heat. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan and whisk until smooth. The sauce keeps refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen for 6 months. If using from cold, carefully bring the sauce back to a boil before serving.

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