White Sauce Recipe
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White Sauce Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen's White Sauce enhances many kinds of veggies. In the photo on the opposite page, we topped cooked broccoli florets with the Lemon Chive Sauce variation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 48 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 2/3 cup.
Editor’s Note: Cheese Sauce: Prepare as directed, omitting salt. Add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar, Swiss, American or Gruyere cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 1 cup. Herb Garlic Sauce: Prepare as directed, except saute 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic in the melted butter for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon herb of your choice (caraway seed, celery seed, dried basil, oregano or rubbed sage) with the flour. Yield: 3/4 cup. Lemon Chive Sauce: Prepare as directed. Stir in 1 tablespoon minced chives and 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel. Yield: 3/4 cup. Parmesan Sauce: Prepare as directed, omitting salt. Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 2/3 cup.
Originally published as White Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p128

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 48 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

Am making white sauce with fresh cauliflower for Sunday dinner. I truly like the variations to make it extra special. Thank you for sharing!!

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

worked great! I added real parm. to it and poured it over chicken cordon bleu. Also over the broccoli we had with it..yummy!

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