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Basic White Sauce Recipe

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For years, Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine has used this smooth sauce to make many dishes, including the two shared here. "The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 51 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Basic White Sauce in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p60

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 51 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

Super quick, easy and versatile!

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

The best basic sauce recipe. You can do anything with it, I love to add curry and abit of cheese and serve it over veggies! It generally needs abit more salt, though.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

Just finished making this, looks and tastes great! Serving with fresh steamed asparagus, and cod fillets.

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

have made this many times. I add onions and pour it over par boiled thickly sliced boiled potatoes, top with bread crumbs & cheese and bake until browned for a wonderful potato side dish.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

super easy and uses staples WOW!!

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