White Sauce

Pasta has never tasted better than it does topped with this easy White Sauce recipe. For extra flavor, try our variations that call for curry, lemon, or herbs.

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  • Makes: 1-1/2 cups sauce
  • Start to Finish: 15 mins

White Sauce

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Directions

  1. In a small saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly . Cook and stir 1 minute more. Makes 1-1/2 cups sauce.

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Cheese Sauce:

Prepare as above, except omit salt. Over low heat, stir 1-1/2 cups shredded process Swiss, American, or Gruyere cheese or 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese into the cooked sauce until melted. Serve with vegetables. Makes about 2 cups sauce.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 85 cal., 6 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 20 mg chol., 230 mg sodium, 3 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 5 g pro.

Daily Values: 5% vit. A, 0% vit. C, 15% calcium, 1% iron

Exchanges: 1/2 High-Fat, 1/2 Fat

Curry Sauce:

Prepare as above, except cook 1 teaspoon curry powder in the melted butter or margarine for 1 minute before adding the flour. Stir 2 tablespoons chopped chutney into the cooked sauce. Serve with fish or poultry.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 47 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat),

8 mg chol., 87 mg sodium, 5 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1g pro.

Daily Values: 5% vit. A, 3% vit. C, 4% calcium, 1% iron

Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fat

Herb-Garlic Sauce:

Prepare as above, except cook 2 cloves garlic, minced, in the melted butter or margarine for 30 seconds. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed or celery seed, or dried basil, oregano, or sage, crushed, with the flour. Serve with vegetables or poultry.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 39 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 mg chol., 84 mg sodium, 3 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro.

Daily Values: 3% vit. A, 1% vit. C, 4% calcium, 1% iron

Exchanges: 1/2 Fat

Lemon-Chive Sauce:

Prepare as above, except stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives and 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel with the flour. Serve with vegetables, poultry, or fish.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 38 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 mg chol., 84 mg sodium, 3 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro.

Daily Values: 3% vit. A, 1% vit. C, 4% calcium, 1% iron

Exchanges: 1/2 Fat

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Nutrition Facts (White Sauce)

  • Per serving:
  • 38 kcal ,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 8 mg chol. ,
  • 84 mg sodium ,
  • 2 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 1 g sugar ,
  • 1 g pro.

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