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Basic Low-Fat White Sauce

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This white sauce recipe is a basic white sauce recipe. Prepared with milk and thickened with cornstarch, this basic white sauce may be prepped up with a little butter to taste and can be used for bakes or casseroles.
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Taste)
  Seasoning without salt To Taste

1. Whisk cornstarch into milk.
2. Heat until mixture becomes thickened, stirring constantly.
3. Season, if desired.
4. For a thicker white sauce, use 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
5. HERB SAUCE: Add chives, basil, dill, thyme, mint, parsley, or rosemary.
6. CURRY SAUCE: Add 1 teaspoon curry powder.
7. HORSERADISH SAUCE: Add 1 tablespoon horseradish.
8. MUSTARD SAUCE: Add 1 tablespoon prepared mustard.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 100 Calories from Fat 4

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.42 g0.65%

Saturated Fat 0.27 g1.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.6 mg1.5%

Sodium 121.1 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.04 g0.18%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 8 g15.9%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 3.9%

Calcium 28.5% Iron 0.65%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Low-Fat White Sauce Recipe