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Almond Cheese Carrots

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
1 cup milk
1-1/3 cups grated cheese
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4-1/2 cup diced or slivered almonds
6 large carrots, cut into diagonal slices and cooked (or 1 pound bag of small carrots.)

Instructions

Make a white sauce by melting butter in a saucepan and adding flour, stirring until smooth; season with salt, pepper and herbs of choice. Slowly add warmed milk and stir until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in almonds. Serve over the hot cooked carrots. You may add more cheese if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Sandi Hekhuis
Erie



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