Instant White Sauce Home-Made Mix

Martha Price


We all use a basic white sauce as the base for so many recipes. Casseroles, cheese and other sauces, and many more. You can make a thin, medium or thick sauce with this mix. Although I have not yet tried this recipe, I will soon, and wanted to post it here for the convenience of all of the fine cooks at Justapinch. I hope you try and enjoy it!

From the February 1973 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

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7 to 21 cups of sauce
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 c
all-purpose flour
4 c
instant dry-milk granules
4 tsp
1 c
butter or margarine, cut up

How to Make Instant White Sauce Home-Made Mix


  • 1Put the first three ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • 2Add butter and mix in well with hands or cut in with a pastry blender until crumbly throughout.
  • 3Put in a large glass jar or other container and cover tightly. Store in refrigerator. Makes 7 cups mix.
  • 4TO MAKE SAUCE: Use 1/3 cup of mix for a thin white sauce; - 1/2 cup mix for a medium sauce; - and 1 cup of mix for a thick sauce.
    Combine desired amount of mix with 1 cup of milk in a small, deep, heavy saucepan. Put over medium heat and cook, stirring, until thickened. Boil gently, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. (add cheese or other ingredients at this time; heating til melted or heated through). Remove from heat and use as desired. Makes about one cup of sauce.

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About Instant White Sauce Home-Made Mix

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #mix, #homemade