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    Easy White Sauce (With Variations) for the Microwave

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    3 mins

    7 mins

    Anu's Note:

    Making sauces is simple in a microwave oven since you don't have to worry about scorching, sticking or overcooking. Occasional, rather than constant, stirring prevents lumping.

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    For Cheese Sauce

    For Curry Sauce

    For Horseradish Sauce

    • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

    For Mustard Sauce


    1. 1
      Combine melted butter, flour and salt in a medium bowl.
    2. 2
      Gradually add milk and stir until smooth.
    3. 3
      Cook, stirring occasionally, at MEDIUM heat in a microwave for 6 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.
    4. 4
      For Cheese Sauce: Stir in 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese.
    5. 5
      Cook at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes, if necessary, to completely melt cheese.
    6. 6
      For Curry Sauce: Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder.
    7. 7
      For Horseradish Sauce: Add 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish.
    8. 8
      For Mustard Sauce: Add 2 tablespoons prepared mustard and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
    9. 9
      Please note this Mustard Sauce is not Vegetarian.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 08, 2014


      I have been using this since I got my first microwave in 1984! This recipe came with the cookbook included with my Quasar microwave but added 1/8 teaspoon of white pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of dry mustard also. It just adds a little flavor, since I leave out the salt. It is so much easier than the top of the stove method.

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    • on January 21, 2011


      Worked like a charm! I haven't bought any white based sauces since I started making this recipe. Thanks so much for posting this versatile, little gem!

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    • on June 24, 2010


      Wonderful base recipe. I used it to make a cajun alfredo sauce by adding cajun seasonings and parmesan cheese. yum! My hubby liked even better than the original stove-top version. I look forward to trying your variations. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy White Sauce (With Variations) for the Microwave

    Serving Size: 1 (369 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1552.6
    Calories from Fat 895
    Total Fat 99.5 g
    Saturated Fat 28.5 g
    Cholesterol 124.0 mg
    Sodium 17548.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 105.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 50.5 g
    Sugars 13.6 g
    Protein 89.4 g

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