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White Sauce with Variations

White Sauce with VariationsA versatile recipe for white sauce using canned milk.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3/4 cup water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add evaporated milk and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.

Makes 3 cups.

Variations:

  • Herb Sauce: Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlic to butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flour mixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.
  • Cheese Sauce: Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminate the salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded or cubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce: Prepare 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.