Easy White Sauce (With Variations) for the Microwave

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Anu_N

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.

Top Review by infogeek

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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