Jul 8, 2011

Tasty Twists on White Sauce

Once you've mastered making a basic white sauce, there's no limit to the flavorful variations you can create. Here are a few suggestions compiled by the Taste of Home test kitchen, combined with some of our's:  

Cheese Sauce
Stir 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheese into 1 cup of white sauce. Heat just until cheese is melted.  Use this to make your own macaroni or as a great incentive for kids to eat their broccoli or cauliflower.

Curry Sauce
Stir 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and a pinch of ground ginger into 1 cup of white sauce. This tastes good with sauteed greens, onion, garlic, etc.

Mornay Sauce
Stir 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese or a combination of both and a pinch of ground nutmeg into 1 cup of white sauce.

Mustard Sauce
Stir 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard into 1 cup of white sauce.

Brown Sauce
Follow recipe for a white sauce except substitute beef broth for the milk. For richer color, add a dash of browning sauce.

Velouté Sauce
French for velvety, this sauce substitutes a light-colored stock such as chicken, turkey or fish broth for the milk.

Combo Sauces: Great over pastas or for pizzas
-Pesto White Sauce
-Tomato White Sauce
-Nutritional Yeast White Sauce

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