Basic White Sauce

This is a “must have” in your Improvisational Gourmet repertoire.  I learned this as “white sauce,” but later learned it is also called “béchamel.”.

This sauce can be drizzled over any dish, calm down something a bit spicy for a nice contrast, be used as a cream sauce, and more!

Basic White Sauce
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Serves: 1 cup
This is a "must have" in your Improvisational Gourmet repertoire. It has been modified from my 9th-grade Home Economics class to a microwaveable version.
  • 2T vegan butter (or substitute oil of choice)
  • 2T Wondra Flour
  • 1 c cold plant-based milk
  1. Melt butter in a 2 qt. microwaveable dish on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  2. Add flour and whisk into a paste.
  3. Continue stirring with a whisk while adding cold plant-based milk.
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Wisk again.
  5. Microwave on high for another 1 minute. Whisk again until smooth (it should be
  6. fairly thick by now).
  7. At this time, you can add any other such as vegan cheese, vegetables, vegan deli meat, or tomato soup, and microwave on high for another 30 seconds -1 minute.
  8. As you double and triple the recipe to make the desired quantity, you can increase the initial microwave time by 30sec-1minute, but keep the stirring intervals no longer than one minute.

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