Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a basic white sauce that can be used for pasta or vegetables. Add your favorites for lasagna, and it's great! This can also be used as a cream soup base.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter and margarine in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add flour and stir.
  3. Add milk and cream, stir.
  4. Mix together broth and cornstarch add to saucepan.
  5. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  6. Boil one minute.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Add salt, spices and cheese.
Most Helpful

Wonderful. I made a few changes based on personal preferences. Like a couple of reviewers before, I subbed olive oil for margarine. I also cut the parmesan cheese in half and grated some asiago cheese into the mixture. This is wonderful. A definite once in awhile, unhealthy splurge. Yum. I used cheese tortellini. Bacon or pancetta would be good sprinkled on top. Oh, I forgot. I added a half tsp onion powder.

DanaJoy! February 10, 2010

This white sauce was very good. It is very thick and creamy. I also substituted olive oil for the margarine and it was very very good. Reminded me of a sauce you would get on a pasta dish at a restaurant. I will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Rachel MHE August 30, 2009

This sauce really surprised me.I enjoyed the flavor but instead of using regular flour I used whole wheat flour.I also did not have any garlic powder so I just roasted some minced garlic and added it to the sauce.This is a great recipe,my 10 yearold had seconds.Thanks.

DeLancey January 31, 2009