Basic White Sauce

Basic White Sauce

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Condiment, Ingredient
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable
From book The Failsafe Cookbook
Low chemical / Failsafe white sauce that can be used as a condiment with cooked vegetables or as a base for other sauces.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or Nutelex
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon plain white flour
  • 1 cup milk (or more)
  • salt (to taste)


1. Melt the butter in a pan.
2. Add the flour to the butter and stir until well cooked
3. Add a small amount of milk and whisk untill smooth. Add the rest of the milk and whisk continuously until thickened.
4. Add the salt to taste and remove from the heat.


Low Chemical / Failsafe

Use Nuttlex and a milk alternative, for a dairy free version.  Use Gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.

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