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Basic White Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk

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.

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.

Reviews for Basic White Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Perfect sauce"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Very easy and good. Can definitely add your own seasonings, this is a great base!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Super quick, easy and versatile!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"super easy and uses staples WOW!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"This is what I was looking for and my family loved it"

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