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Microwave Basic White Sauce

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1 cup

recipe id: 58500
cook method: microwave

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2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper, to taste


Put the butter in a microwave safe 1 quart bowl and melt on high for 15 to 30 seconds. This may take a bit longer if the butter is ice cold. Stir in the flour until blended and smooth. Stir in the milk, salt and pepper.

Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stir and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes more or until thickened.


Cheese - add 1/2 c. cheese and either 1/4 tsp. dry mustard or 1/4 tsp. spice sauce such as teriyaki or Worcestershire

Red - add 3 Tbls. ketchup.

Curry - 1/2 tsp. curry powder.

Cucumber - add 1/2 c. grated or diced cucmbers and pinch of cayenne.

Seafood - add 1/2 c. cooked cocktail shrimp or chopped seafood.

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26 calories, 2 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Not bad for a midnight snack for left over mashed potatoes

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Mine didn't need the additional minutes. Two minutes and it was ready. I didn't know gravy could be this easy and cooked perfectly! Thank You!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was the easiest white sauce I have made and turned out perfect Thank you !

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