Basic White Sauce With Variations

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

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.

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