Better-Than-Butter Sauce Recipe
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Better-Than-Butter Sauce Recipe

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"This savory sauce dresses up any vegetable in a flavorful way," says Wendy Bohman of Howards Grove, Wisconsin. "I created the recipe when I was dieting and was sick of plain cooked vegetables. The sauce has great taste and minimal fat and calories."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in milk and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over hot cooked vegetables. Yield: 10 tablespoons.
Originally published as Better-Than-Butter Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p16

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