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#1 of 4 Old 04-05-2006, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know of a good cheese or sauce to use in a recipe that calls for velveeta or processed cheese?
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Well, if it's the smooth, creamy texture you're looking for, no natural cheese sauce that I've come across can substitute exactly for Velveeta. The taste of natural cheese sauce will taste more like cheese too. I have developed a preference for real cheese sauces and can't stomach Velveeta anymore, but it took a little adjusting.

This is how I make cheese sauce (for mac and cheese or veggies):

Melt 3 T. butter over med. heat. Stir in about 3 T. flour. Cook for a minute, but be careful not to burn. Wisk in 2 c. of milk. and 2-3 c. grated cheese (cheddar, jack, swiss, gruyere, any semi-hard cheese is fine or any combo). Adjust the thickness with milk. Season with salt and pepper.
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I use Horizon organic American Cheese slices which are the same thing as Velveeta, but not in a loaf. I don't know if they do it that way.
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Here's a vegan facsimile of velveeta sauce. From the Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak.

1 med. potato, peeled and chopped
1 med carrot scraped and chopped
1 med onion chopped
1 c water

Boil in a saucepan. Cover and simmer until veges are tender. Put it all into a blender with these:

1/2 c silken tofu, drained and crumbled
1/2 c nutri yeast flakes
2 T lemon juice
1+1/4 t salt
1 t onion granules
1/4 t garlic granules

Blend until very smooth. Serve hot.

You will be surprised how good it is!
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