Saturday, 10 November 2012 - , , , , , 0 comments

SMASH & GRAB : Easy Cheesy Sauce

Please forgive the repetitive nature of my posts this week, but it dawned on me that it would be really useful for you to have the recipe for my Easy Cheesy Sauce (part of my No-Bake Lasagne dish), as a separate entity.


 When I made a batch, I realised it's one of those fabulous 2 minute dishes that you can speedily customise into a variety of other delicious sauces in an instant. I'll explain how at the end of the recipe. These are great sauces to have with pasta, rice or vegetables.
You could be eating a hot, nutritious and comforting meal within a very few minutes of walking in the door!


Easy Cheesy Sauce

 You Will Need: (2 servings)

200ml skimmed milk/unsweetened soya milk
1 Tablespoon cornflour
40g Weight Watchers reduced fat cheese.

(This sauce works out to 3pp/approx.120kcal per portion)

Simply put all 3 ingredients into a measuring jug. Stir so that no cornflour is stuck on the bottom. Don't worry about any lumps at this stage. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir well. Microwave 1 more minute. Stir well.
Season with some black pepper and a little nutmeg or mace if you like.
This should produce a perfect cheese sauce.

 (You can make this on the hob-simply stir continuously as it comes to the boil).



Obviously, there are loads of variations on a theme, but here's 3 to get you started. I'll add photos and other ideas as I devise them...


1. Carbonara Sauce

Divide the prepared Easy Cheesy Sauce into 2 equal portions.
Slice a few mushrooms and microwave or fry in a little Frylight oil for 2 minutes. Drain off any moisture and distribute evenly into the portions of hot sauce.
Snip 2 slices of Parma Ham with scissors into each portion of sauce. The heat of the sauce will warm the ham through. 

This makes the sauce 5pp/approx.220kcal per portion


2. Spinach & Ricotta Sauce

 Add 80g ricotta cheese and 4 generous handfuls of fresh, chopped spinach leaves to the cheesy sauce. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the spinach has cooked. Divide into 2 equal portions.

This makes the sauce 5pp/approx.220kcal per portion


3. Creamy Pesto Sauce

Divide the prepared Easy Cheesy Sauce into 2 equal portions.
Stir 15g Pesto Sauce into each portion.

This makes the sauce 5pp/approx.220kcal per portion.


A Saucy Selection!




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