My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his dinner; I had spicy battered shrimp on hand that I wanted to use and a couple choices of dried pasta. This sauce sounded perfect to tie it all together! Served over tortiglioni pasta with salad and toasted Italian bread. Just like I spent all day on dinner. It is really hard to mess-up this kind of white sauce. In my opinion, it was very much like an Alfredo sauce! Of course there is very little difference in the two sauces.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter and margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour and bouillon until roux is well blended. Continue to cook and stir until thickened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium and whisk water into roux until smooth. Stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Season with white pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

153.2 calories; 2.9 g protein; 7.8 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 418.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2012
A really quick easy white sauce. I will use it again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2013
I used all butter and sauteed a little fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding all the rest of the ingredients. To add a little more flavor, I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and a little red pepper flake to the sauce before tossing it with hot fettucini. Not bad, it tastes a lot like the flavored boxed pasta my Mom made me as a kid. The kids INHALED IT. Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2013
I used all butter and sauteed a little fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding all the rest of the ingredients. To add a little more flavor, I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and a little red pepper flake to the sauce before tossing it with hot fettucini. Not bad, it tastes a lot like the flavored boxed pasta my Mom made me as a kid. The kids INHALED IT. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2012
A really quick easy white sauce. I will use it again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2013
My picky kids loved this! Great combo over whole wheat Fusilli pasta.(I used 1/2c soy milk in place of milk & about 1-2tsp black pepper) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2013
I tried this sauce exactly as the recipe called for it. However it turned out to be completely flavorless. Literally its just watered down flour and butter. I had to add garlic salt pepper and cooking salt just to make it taste good enough to have a bowl. I would never recommend it to anyone especially since adding a bunch of spices still wasn't enough to make it taste good. I'm never making this sauce again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Super easy super quick and very tasty. I only had whole milk instead of 2% still great thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
What an easy recipe and so delicious! The bouillion cube makes all the difference! I cut up slivers of chorizo fried it and then added it to the sauce. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2013
I started to make tuna casserole and realized I didn't have any cream of mushroom soup. I made this white sauce added a little garlic and some black pepper mixed in the tuna and egg noodles and it was great! I'll never use mushroom soup again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2014
I didnt have milk on hand so I used sour cream and added some garlic salt. It was amazing and super easy to make. THANKS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
I fixed this for my girlfriend and I. I added 3 cloves of minced garlic and replaced the white pepper with black pepper. Served it with spaghetti and half lb. shrimp. My girlfriend said "this is restaurant quality excellent." She also said she wished she could cook like that. Thank you All recipes.com I love you guys. Read More
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