Wednesday, March 16, 2011

White Sauce Mix

Somehow this post disappeared off the blog so here it is again. I well be referring to this often - 

This is one of my very favorite time-saving mixes using powdered milk! I use this in so many recipes, especially for cream soups through the winter months. The original recipe that I found had butter in the mix which required that it be refrigerated. I decided to make the recipe without the butter and then just add the little bit of butter each time. I was making a large batch of Broccoli Cheese Soup one day because we were having company and I just didn't feel right adding 1 1/2 cubes of butter to the top of my soup and then watching it melt in! I decided I would taste the soup first and then add just enough butter to make it taste good. It turns out that we loved the soup without any butter. Now we use this fat free mix all the time.

You can see that I taped the recipe right to the side of my container to make it quick to mix up another batch when I am running low. I also included the recipe for making Country Gravy using the mix. Originally that was what I was using the mix for most often, now I have adapted many other recipes to use the mix and I don't have room on the side of the container for all the recipes. 

I will share White Sauce Mix recipes a little at a time here on the blog. I'm sure you will come to love this mix as much as I do.

White Sauce Mix
Mix up a large batch—believe me, you'll find a million uses for it. It will become a great time saver.

3 cups non-instant dry milk powder
2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Mix together and store in an airtight container. Use in any recipe that calls for making a white sauce using milk, butter and flour. It is a completely fat free alternative and tastes great! It will store for up to 5 years on the pantry shelf.

Basic White Sauce
Many recipes ask for 1 cup of milk, some flour and a little butter. You can use this white sauce in any of those recipes.

5 Tbsp white sauce mix
1 cup hot water

Whisk white sauce mix with hot tap water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Use in any recipe calling for 1 cup white sauce. Don't add any butter - it is not necessary.


  1. Is the Basic White Sauce the Country gravy mix recipe?

  2. Country gravy is made by adding sausage and pepper to the basic white sauce. Just search for "Sausage Gravy" in the search box above and you will find the instructions for how I do it.