Super Tasty White Sauce

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “There was a lack of sauces on recipezaar so I thought I would make a contribution. A very nice sauce with many uses. I will post some recipes where I use it.”

    Ingredients

  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • 1tablespoonplain flour
  • 1/2 cupmilk
  • 1/2 teaspoonpaprika
  • Directions

  • Place the butter in a preheated suacepan and melt the butter down (on low heat).
  • Once the butter is melted down add the plain flour.
  • Stir well and cook the mixture of butter and plain flour which should go a bit lumpy and dry at this stage.
  • Very important that you cook this well (2-4 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and slowly, very slowly add the milk and stir in.
  • The sauce should now be getting smooth.
  • If it is lumpy you have been adding the milk to fast.
  • Keep adding the milk until the desired thickness is achieved.
  • Add the paprika for a bit of extra kick.
  • Any other herbs or things like lemons can be added for a bit of extra taste.
  • This sauce is used in my fish and white sauce and my tuna mornay recipes as well so look for them.
  • Reviews

  • “very nice sauce!I added some cheddar cheese and poured it over steamed cabbage and cauliflower! yum yum!”

  • “Used as the basis for Swedish meatballs, I eliminated the paprika and added allspice, nutmeg and a dash of garlic powder.Perfect.Thank you for posting the basic white sauce recipe!”

  • “Very nice. I followed the directions but found that I had to add some extra flour to get the consistency that I was looking for and it took longer to cook. We made it as a base sauce to go over our tuna noodle casserole and all the kids liked it. I added dried parmesan cheese with herbs, garlic, salt and pepper.”

  • “Good recipe.I omitted the paprika and instead added salt, nutmeg, and fresh ground cinamon and served this over pumpkin ravioli.Yum!”

  • “I made this last night to go over tortellini and it came out great. I did use powdered milk, as I don’t drink milk and don’t usually have it around. I added salt, pepper & garlic powder and it really worked out quite well. I like this recipe especially because it uses ingredients I always have on hand (I usually always have powdered milk). I would definitely make this again next time I wanted a white sauce. Thanks for posting.”

  • “So happy to find this recipe with proper proportions and toread how others have adapted it. I sauted finely chopped garlic and scallions with the butter and used half and half. I mixed this into an already prepared dijon shrimp dish that just needed some creaminess and “yum” added. It added it!”

  • “This was a super easy, super fantastic recipe. I paired it with some seasoned chicken and veggies and served over egg noodles. It was a hit. I added my milk to fast and it got lumpy, but was able to save it with a a whisk and continuous stirring. Great flavor and easy to follow recipe. Thanks for a great recipe ben”

  • “This was so quick, easy, and yummy! I also doubled the recipe, but only added 1/2 tspm of paprika, and added a dash of salt, and about 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper.I served it with my Crock Pot Italian Chicken.”

  • “I doubled this, adding a bit of salt & pepper, and served it over sliced hard-boiled eggs on top of thick slices of toast for brunch.”

  • “I added 2oz shredded cheddar cheese and a dash of worschestire sauce to this to make a wonderful cheese sauce.”

  • “I made this sauce to go over German Kartoffelknodel (potato dumplings).I sauted chopped onion and chopped ham with the butter before adding the rest of the ingredients.It was just the taste I was looking for.Fabulous.Thanks, Ben!”

  • “my kitchen smelled like my childhood while i was cooking this!absolutely delicious!”

  • “This was fantastic and very easy to make! I added a bit of white wine and grated cheddar cheese to mine, and mixed it in with cooked pasta, sauteed veggies, and diced ham to make a wonderful pasta dish. Thanks for posting!”

  • “I used this to make creamed tuna (for one) over an english muffin and it was terrific! I added salt, pepper, dillweed & a dash of Old Bay seasoning since I was using tuna. Delicious!”

  • “This was quite nice. Thanks for posting the recipe =)”

  • “A classic, reliable and delicious recipe.Thanks for posting, Ben.”

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