White Sauce for Pasta Recipe - Allrecipes.com
White Sauce for Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

White Sauce for Pasta

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"My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his dinner; I had spicy battered shrimp on hand that I wanted to use and a couple choices of dried pasta. This sauce sounded perfect to tie it all together! Served over tortiglioni pasta with salad and toasted Italian bread. Just like I spent all day on dinner. It is really hard to mess-up this kind of white sauce. In my opinion, it was very much like an Alfredo sauce! Of course there is very little difference in the two sauces."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Melt butter and margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour and bouillon until roux is well blended. Continue to cook and stir until thickened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium and whisk water into roux until smooth. Stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Season with white pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2012

A really quick easy white sauce. I will use it again for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2013

I used all butter and sauteed a little fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding all the rest of the ingredients. To add a little more flavor, I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and a little red pepper flake to the sauce before tossing it with hot fettucini. Not bad, it tastes a lot like the flavored boxed pasta my Mom made me as a kid. The kids INHALED IT.

Jan 03, 2013

My picky kids loved this! Great combo over whole wheat Fusilli pasta.(I used 1/2c soy milk in place of milk,& about 1-2tsp black pepper)

Dec 21, 2012

Super easy, super quick, and very tasty. I only had whole milk instead of 2%, still great, thanks!

Feb 06, 2013

I tried this sauce exactly as the recipe called for it. However it turned out to be completely flavorless. Literally, its just watered down flour and butter. I had to add garlic salt, pepper, and cooking salt just to make it taste good enough to have a bowl. I would never recommend it to anyone, especially since adding a bunch of spices still wasn't enough to make it taste good. I'm never making this sauce again.

Nov 11, 2012

What an easy recipe and so delicious! The bouillion cube makes all the difference! I cut up slivers of chorizo, fried it, and then added it to the sauce. My husband loved it!

Oct 27, 2013

I started to make tuna casserole and realized I didn't have any cream of mushroom soup. I made this white sauce, added a little garlic and some black pepper, mixed in the tuna and egg noodles and it was great! I'll never use mushroom soup again!

Jul 12, 2013

Just made this for lunch for my 7 kids. The kids loved it! I made them chocolate pudding with gummy worms for desert (aka dirt and worms) The 3 year olds are asking for seconds on their pasta instead of eating desert!


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  • Calories
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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