Basic White Sauce
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Dash white pepper
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 51 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Feb 19, 2020
Absolutely perfect. Thank you!
Feb 14, 2020
You can make some really great sauces using this recipe as the base ?? If it's very thin initially then turn up the heat and keep stirring, it will thicken up very nicely.
Aug 26, 2019
Started with a hot pan, a teaspoon of minced garlic from a jar with the butter. It melted fast and sizzled while I stirred. Had to substitute black pepper for white; that was ok; didn't measure salt as I only had a course pink sea salt grinder; that was o; also added a tiny tiny pinch of rubbed sage. No whisk avail, used a plastic fork, no problem stirring in the flour, which I had to measure with large dinner spoons, that was ok. Only had lactose free 1% milk. The result was GREAT. This recipe is very forgiving. Stirred in my freshly cooked pasta as soon as it was done and the sauce was the perfect thickness. Next time, I would double the recipe as it only coated half the pasta I cooked.
Jul 30, 2019
Had to add an ungodly amount of flour ?? it was as thick as water.
Jul 5, 2019
AMAZING! Tastes wonderful, used it to make my first ever dinner! (Dont judge im 14??) added a chunk of mozzarella and a sprinkle (okay way more than that i love that stuff) of crunched up mint. Totally recommend it
May 8, 2019
Love this because its the prefect most simple base then once you have this you can add whatever seasonings, cheeses, ect. To flavor it to whatever youre cooking.
Apr 28, 2019
I made this white sauce for a potato-ham scallop I just took out of the oven. I doubled the recipe and it came out smooth and creamy and the scalloped potatoes and ham tasted wonderful.
Mar 6, 2018
Excellent white sauce recipe. Quick and easy!
Oct 5, 2015
Jan 6, 2015
Very easy and good. Can definitely add your own seasonings, this is a great base!