Grandmother Kirkwood's White Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a favorite recipe of mine that I remember my grandmother making. Hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Slowly stir in flour.
  3. Cook and stir over medium heat 3-5 mins after mixture bubbles.
  4. Gradually stir in milk.
  5. Add seasonings.
  6. Cook stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and thick and comes to a boil.


Most Helpful

This is an amazing sauce with fresh ground black pepper. I added just a hint of dried parsley to it too - how my mum makes it. Thanks so much for posting this!

Scotland September 18, 2010

My grandmother also swore by this great white sauce. Thanks for posting!

Northern_Reflectionz June 17, 2006

You are so right! I make this all the time.This is the "standard" of white sauce. Then it is an easy step if you want cheese sauce, alfredo, pesto white or wonderful cream gravy. Thanks for posting.

Montana Heart Song March 20, 2006

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