Basic White Sauce & Savoury Sauces

This recipe is taken from the 1979 Milk Calendar. This is the Basic White Sauce & Savoury Sauces recipe.

  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 servings
basic white sauce savoury sauces

Ingredients

  • Basic White Sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk

Preparation

Basic White Sauce

In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and blend in flour and salt. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly for 10 minutes, until smoothly thickened, and sauce comes to a boil.

Savoury Sauces

Start with the basic white sauce, then add the extra ingredients:

Cheese Sauce:

Blend in 1/2 to 1 cup (125-250 mL) grated Canadian Cheddar cheese; stir until melted.

Mustard Sauce:

Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared mustard.

Summer Sauce:

Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) each snipped fresh parsley and thinly sliced green onions.

Curry Sauce:

Add 1/2 to 2 tsp (2-10 mL) curry powder to taste.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 90 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 0.1 g
Sodium: 260 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 7 % / 79 mg
Vitamin D: 17 %
Vitamin B12: 15 %
Riboflavin: 8 %
Vitamin A: 8 %