White Sauce for Pasta

White Sauce for Pasta


"My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his dinner; I had spicy battered shrimp on hand that I wanted to use and a couple choices of dried pasta. This sauce sounded perfect to tie it all together! Served over tortiglioni pasta with salad and toasted Italian bread. Just like I spent all day on dinner. It is really hard to mess-up this kind of white sauce. In my opinion, it was very much like an Alfredo sauce! Of course there is very little difference in the two sauces."


15 m servings 153 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter and margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour and bouillon until roux is well blended. Continue to cook and stir until thickened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium and whisk water into roux until smooth. Stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Season with white pepper.
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  1. 58 Ratings


I used all butter and sauteed a little fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding all the rest of the ingredients. To add a little more flavor, I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and ...

A really quick easy white sauce. I will use it again for sure.

My picky kids loved this! Great combo over whole wheat Fusilli pasta.(I used 1/2c soy milk in place of milk,& about 1-2tsp black pepper)

Super easy, super quick, and very tasty. I only had whole milk instead of 2%, still great, thanks!

I tried this sauce exactly as the recipe called for it. However it turned out to be completely flavorless. Literally, its just watered down flour and butter. I had to add garlic salt, pepper, an...

What an easy recipe and so delicious! The bouillion cube makes all the difference! I cut up slivers of chorizo, fried it, and then added it to the sauce. My husband loved it!

I started to make tuna casserole and realized I didn't have any cream of mushroom soup. I made this white sauce, added a little garlic and some black pepper, mixed in the tuna and egg noodles a...

Just made this for lunch for my 7 kids. The kids loved it! I made them chocolate pudding with gummy worms for desert (aka dirt and worms) The 3 year olds are asking for seconds on their pasta in...

i must say i am impressed - wanted to have mac and cheese with bacon and this sauce did very well - mixed nicely with the bacon and onions to create a delightful dish !! i followed the instructi...