Creamy Light Low-Fat White Sauce

white sauce
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
74 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 168mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Easy low-fat white sauce recipe, made flavorful with a little onion and optional cheese.


  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 2 cups skim milk

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

  • 1 teaspoon chicken base, or bouillon granules

  • Salt, to taste

  • Black pepper, to taste

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cook onion and broth in a 1-quart saucepan until liquid is almost all cooked away.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk skim milk with the flour. Add to the saucepan and continue to cook, whisking, until sauce begins to thicken. Add wine and soup base; taste and season with salt and pepper.

  4. If desired, blend in a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes longer, until well blended.

Recipe Variation

  • Switch to shredded cheddar cheese if you prefer.

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