White Sauce (Gluten & Dairy free)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Finding wheat, dairy and sugar free recipes for my daughter is hard, but I adapted a white sauce recipe and made it slightly sweet for some flavour. She loves this sauce with anything, including salad!


  1. In a warm saucepan mix margarine and flour together, stirring quickly.
  2. When combined and melted add milk slowly, stirring quickly.
  3. Add honey.
  4. Simmer whilst stirring and serve with wheat-free pasta, rice noodles, roast beef, potatoes or use in a lasagna.
  5. I even use it instead of margarine on crackers with salmon or avacado.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe for anyone with celiac(gluten allergies) It has let me make a mousaka that is one of my wifes favorite things. I added egg yokes and baked the mousaka as I normally would and it was great JMike

Mike Whyte March 08, 2002

I have found that using rice flours for thickening agents in gravies and sauces works best if a fine ground flour is used. Bob's Mill white rice flour provides the best results of those that I have tried. A non hydrogenated buttery spread such as Earth Balance gives a buttery flavor - or olive oil can also be used for pasta with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper for flavoring instead of the honey.

M Crutchfield May 04, 2002

My son is a celiac so most of the meals we have are celiac friendly. I have been using gluten free cornflour for a white sauce base. Last week I make a lasagna using rice sheet noodles for an Chinese grocery shop and this white sauce recipe as a base. I added an egg yolk to the sauce and grated cheese. OOOOOOOOOH my heavens. My son was in Lasagna heaven. He said it almost tasted like real cheese sauce. Thank you so much and my son thanks you. :-) He hates the white/cheese sauce made on the gluten free cornflour. LOL My son said for the celiacs of the world, this recipe gets a 5 star rating because it is so hard to good gluten free recpes that come close to the wheat/gluten products.

Chrissyo June 30, 2002