Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is the perfect white sauce that will pair with anything ---for a more cheesy sauce grated cheddar may be stirred in at the end :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter.
  2. Add in fresh garlic, boullion powder and black pepper; saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in flour, whisk for one minute.
  4. Add in half and half cream, Parmesan cheese; whisk until the mixture reaches a light boil and has thickened.
  5. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in whipping cream.
  7. Add in more Parmesan cheese if desired; stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. Add in grated cheddar cheese (if using) stir until melted.


Most Helpful

Excellent sauce. Perfect with grilled chicken and penne pasta, or steamed or sauted asparagus or any other veggie! Big Hit with the family and it has a million and one uses! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!

Sbellerose July 19, 2008

This was a WONDERFUL white sauce. I am always trying to find a good white sauce to serve with a family favorite of broiled Salmon with caramelized onion and diced fresh cooked beets. We spread sauce on the plate and place the salmon and beets on top and onions on top of the salmon. Very Yummy! My search is over as this was the perfect sauce! I didn't have any chicken bouillon powder, so I used my mini food processor to finely grind 3 Wylers chicken cubes. I also used Sargento's Italian blend shredded cheese - (6 shredded cheeses: Mozzarella, Povolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina, & Asiago). Thanks again for such a GREAT recipe.

Diane in Nebraska December 09, 2007

This is my new white sauce recipe. The old one just had to be thrown out after tasting this.

WizzyTheStick May 06, 2007

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