Creamy Sauce Base (aka Bechamel Sauce) Light Version

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 73.6
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8 mg
  • Sodium: 78.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Introduction

Use this delicious basic sauce to make cream of chicken soup for recipes, alfredo or cheese sauce for pasta, white gravy, etc. Your tastebuds will thank you! Use this delicious basic sauce to make cream of chicken soup for recipes, alfredo or cheese sauce for pasta, white gravy, etc. Your tastebuds will thank you!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tbsp light butter
    2 tbsp flour
    1 1/4 cup 1% milk

Tips

Use this sauce to make great sauces!

For cream of chicken soup for recipes: add 1 chicken bullion cube dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water

For alfredo sauce: Add 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese plus 1/8 tsp garlic powder, or 1 tsp minced garlic in with butter when melting

For cheese sauce (for mac n cheese or veggies): Add 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

For white gravy: Add black pepper and salt

For sausage gravy: add black pepper and cooked sausage crumbles

The possibilities are endless!


Directions

Heat milk in microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in sauce pan on medium-high heat.
Have milk ready before proceeding to next step.
Next, whisk flour into butter and cook on high for 2 minutes until bubbly, but do not let it brown. If mixture is gummy, stir in just enough milk to make it smooth, then continue to cook until bubbly, stirring constantly.

Slowly stir in warmed milk and cook on medium high, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened.


Serving Size: Makes 4 1/4 cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MANDYVANHOOK.

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