Blond Roux

A roux is the beginning stage for many recipes, from cheese sauce, bechamel sauce, sausage cream gravy, Swedish meatballs and even gumbo. The longer it cooks, the darker it will become. This base with a few adjustments can also be used to create an at home "cream of" soup as well.

blond roux in pot
Prep Time:
1 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
6 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup flour


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and stir until melted. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, and cook, whisking constantly, until the roux becomes fragrant yet does not take on much color.

  2. At this time, your roux is complete and may be added to your intended recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

634 Calories
47g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 29g 147%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 7g
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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