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This Basic White Sauce recipe is the perfect sauce for dipping or on your favorite pasta. Make this white sauce (Bechamel sauce) in a snap with only a few simple ingredients. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you.

Basic White Sauce Recipe

I’ve been making this sauce for years. My two middle kids get so excited when I make it.

White Sauce Recipe

I don’t think I’ve ever made it the same twice and I’ve definitely never written the recipe down. My add-ins always vary and so does the amount of garlic salt that I use because I never measure it. 

White Sauce

This time, however, I wrote it down for you. I made it a couple of times, just to be sure. 

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I think I have the right balance of salt and garlic, but you can always adjust the amount of garlic salt to your taste. 

What  Can I add to White Sauce for Flavor? 

  • Garlic Salt
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Ground Pepper
  • Sliced Green Onion

How do you make a Creamy White Sauce from scratch?

  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat
  2. Melt butter
  3. Add an equal amount of flour and mix in
  4. Add milk and seasonings
  5. Heat sauce until it thickens 

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Here’s the recipe: 


Basic White Sauce Recipe {Easy and Delicious} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

  • 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. of white all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups of sauce


  • Over medium heat, melt the butter
  • Add flour and wisk until smooth
  • Add milk and seasoning
  • Wisk again until the flour is fully dissolved into the milk
  • Continue to stir, ocassionaly until thick
  • Optional Add-Ins:
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Ground Pepper
  • Green onion slices


  • Serve as a dipping sauce with bread or over your favorite pasta
  • I even like to offer red and white sauce with ravioli. It’s delicious when mixed together 
  • Delicious over shrimp and pasta or chicken and pasta



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