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White Sauce Mix

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Make your own white sauce mix and store it in your pantry for sauces in an instant.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, margarine, or oil
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper


In medium bowl, combine dry milk, flour and salt and mix well with a wire whisk to blend. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter, margarine or oil until mixture resembles cornmeal. Put in an airtight container and store in refrigerator. Use white sauce mix within 2 months.

To make white sauce, combine 1/2 cup white sauce mix and 1 cup cool water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Season as desired. Makes about 1-1/2 cups sauce.

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 4 out of 5
Just a hint, Member ErikaACat

You can make this without adding the margarine. Just add a little olive oil or butter when you add the mix to the water and the result is the same. The shelf life might be increased without adding the fat during the mixing stage. I also sifted some garlic powder into the base mix. If you add some shredded cheddar cheese once the basic sauce is prepared along with a bit of dry mustard, it makes a great macaroni and cheese sauce.

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