Basic white sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup milk
Makes about 1 cup.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring or whisking constantly until thickened, about 1 minute. Use in place of condensed cream soup in casserole recipe.
Per serving (using skim milk): 87 calories (61 percent from fat), 6 g total fat (4 g saturated), 17 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 222 mg sodium, trace dietary fiber.