Basic White Sauce

My mom never bought the Alfredo sauce in the jar when I was young. When I became a lazy college student, I used it all the time. But now I’m wondering why I ever did that! Making a basic white sauce is SO simple, and it uses ingredients that I regularly have at my house. (Ingredients that are inexpensive and that are used in very small amounts in this recipe!) When I’m done making this simple sauce, I add Parmesan cheese to make it into an Alfredo sauce, add a few spices, and let the cheese melt. Then it’s good to go! I’m going to be referring to this white sauce recipe for a lot of different recipes, so here it is!


Basic White Sauce

  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 c. milk
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix in butter and mix until thick.
  2. Add milk slowly and stir until thickened.

To make into a basic Alfredo sauce, add:

  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 3/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Let the Parmesan cheese melt completely before serving.


That’s it! It really is that simple. Like I said before, I use this white sauce in a lot of things. Not only as an Alfredo sauce, but in many soups and sauces. I love making it myself because it saves me money, and does’t take up much time at all.

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