White sauce is one of the most decadent sauces coming out of your kitchen, and works awesomely as the base of so many other great sauces and gravies. This homemade white sauce mix is super easy to make and keep in the fridge for a 2-3 minute white sauce that comes out perfect every time.
How to Use Homemade White Sauce
Our family absolutely adores homemade white sauce. It absolutely elevates any dish, making it richer, more delicious, and more filling.
We use it as a base for gravies and cheese sauce, mostly, but it will work wonderfully wherever white sauce is needed in your menu plan.
This mix is super quick to make and lasts about 2 months in the fridge.
Homemade White Sauce Mix
- 2 cups instant nonfat dry milk or 1-1/2 cups regular nonfat dry milk
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
- With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Put in an airtight container. Label with date and contents.
Make white sauce as explained above, but instead of the pepper, herbs, and spices, add 1.5 tsp Chicken Flavored Better Than Bouillon. Use in dishes that call for cream of chicken soup. CHEESE SAUCE:
Make white sauce, no pepper, herbs and spices. Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and whisk until completely melted. Use in casseroles, over baked potatoes, or add a small can of green chilis and pour over chicken enchiladas. PERFECT EVERY TIME TURKEY GRAVY:
Add 1 cup mix to 2 cups boiling turkey drippings (fat separated out first), whisk, then reduce heat until thick. Add seasonings such as salt, pepper, sage, and thyme to taste.