All-in-one white sauce
This all-in-one white sauce couldn't be easier to make and it's perfect for pasta sauces, bakes and classics, such as lasagne.
Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the milk, butter and the flour.
Whisk vigorously and constantly using a metal whisk until the sauce thickens and becomes smooth and creamy. This will take about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 2 minutes, whisking continuously.
Season with salt and pepper.
It’s best to use a non-stick saucepan with a silicone covered whisk to prevent scratches.
Add grated cheese at the end to make a creamy cheese sauce. Pour over cooked veg, use for lasagne and other pasta bakes. Chopped fresh parsley instead of cheese makes a great sauce for fish or gammon. A couple of teaspoons of mustard makes a mustard sauce.
Use vegetable spread and a plant-based milk if you like.
Use any flour you have handy. If using a brown or wholemeal flour, you may need to add extra milk.