Food & Drink

Basic white sauce

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.