Low-Fat White Sauce

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"This is a basic low-fat white sauce I use for quite a number of recipes. I use this as a base for a cheese sauce, continuing with low-fat cheese. I also add herbs to this base and use it as a sauce for pot pies. It is also a great base for creamed pasta sauces, just season it up as desired and toss it with cooked pasta."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.7 g)
  • Calories 144
  • Total Fat - 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.8 mg
  • Sodium - 85.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 137.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Melt butter over medium-low heat in a sauce pan.

Step 2

Stir in flour; cook for one minute while stirring.

Step 3

Increase heat to medium-high and whisk in milk a bit at a time.

Step 4

Add salt and pepper; bring to a boil.

Step 5

Lower heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, whisking continually.

Tips & Variations

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Tags : Sauce


Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

a wonderful white sauce, you would never no it was low fat, great flavour, i turned it into a delicious cheese sauce to put over cauliflower and will be using for many different dishes. Thanks for posting!

(19 Nov 2012)