White Sauce

237 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
CJO
Recipe by  CJO

“I learned to make white sauce in Home Ec too many years ago to count. It can be used as a base for lots of dishes. I use it for macaroni and cheese for my granddaughter.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir until the butter and flour are well combined. Pour in milk, stirring constantly as it thickens. Add more milk depending on desired consistency.

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Reviews (237)

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chellebelle
570

chellebelle

The classic white sauce. Add cheese for a cheese sauce. Other sauces based on this would use tomato puree or lemon or egg yolk. People shouldn't give this a lower rating because it is bland. White sauce is by definition bland because it is used as a base or starter for other sauces. Works perfect for a macaroni and cheese base, add about half a block of Velveeta and it's a great sauce.

KATESTROFE
363

KATESTROFE

This was so easy and a great base. We were having Shrimp so I added crushed garlic, parm cheese, parsley and pepper. Next time I will add tomato and bacon and have it over penne pasta.

M.Rossi
310

M.Rossi

I have used this recipe for many years (about 50) and I learned how to make it from my mother, so it's been our family for a long time. I make a thinner sauce sometimes and use it for a cream soup base. It's a recipe that every child needs to learn :)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 48 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 2.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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