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White Sauce

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars
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"I learned to make white sauce in Home Ec too many years ago to count. It can be used as a base for lots of dishes. I use it for macaroni and cheese for my granddaughter."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 48
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir until the butter and flour are well combined. Pour in milk, stirring constantly as it thickens. Add more milk depending on desired consistency. Watch Now

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 48 calories; 3.5 2.9 1.2 10 33 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

The classic white sauce. Add cheese for a cheese sauce. Other sauces based on this would use tomato puree or lemon or egg yolk. People shouldn't give this a lower rating because it is bland. Whi...

Most helpful critical review

I liked this recipe.....it is bland and definiently needs something... As a base recipe it is perrfect. i added cheese to this and made an alfredo sauce

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The classic white sauce. Add cheese for a cheese sauce. Other sauces based on this would use tomato puree or lemon or egg yolk. People shouldn't give this a lower rating because it is bland. Whi...

This was so easy and a great base. We were having Shrimp so I added crushed garlic, parm cheese, parsley and pepper. Next time I will add tomato and bacon and have it over penne pasta.

I have used this recipe for many years (about 50) and I learned how to make it from my mother, so it's been our family for a long time. I make a thinner sauce sometimes and use it for a cream s...

There is a reason this is a highly rated sauce....its called a béchamel and is a basic french cooking sauce. Been around forever and ever.

COMBINE FLOUR AND WATER IN A MASON JAR. sHAKE AND ADD TO PAN.

Great starter white sauce, texture was perfect. I added salt, pepper, nutmeg, fresh crushed garlic, bacon and parmesan. Next time i will add green onions and shrimp instead of bacon.

A simple, easy and very versatile sauce. I added Pepper Jack cheese to the sauce along with a few seasonings and served over filled crepes. Good Carolyn and thanks!

This recipe is very good and goes very good with any kind of cheese to make a very good cheese sauce.

This needed a lot of fresh chopped basil and parsley for flavor. Topped with grated parmesan and asiago cheese.