Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Basic white sauce is an ingredient used in many dishes. Here is the way to make it. Then you can add an ingredient and make a different, more flavorful sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook 2 minutes to cook away the raw taste of the flour.
  2. Add the milk all at once. Stir well, and continue heating until mixture comes to a boil. It will thicken as it heats.
  3. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  4. To make Veloute Sauce: Substitute the chicken stock for the milk.
  5. To make Cheese Sauce: Stir in shredded cheese of choice into the cooked Basic White Sauce and stir until melted.