Thursday, July 16, 2015

Basic Cream Sauce

A basic cream sauce recipe, good on just about anything, from pasta, potatoes, vegetables to chicken and meats.  Just add to the basic cream sauce different ingredients; spices, cheeses etc to make all kinds of sauces.

Basic Cream Sauce

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy whipping cream (16 ounces)
salt and pepper (to taste)
(optional: 1 cup or more of your favorite cheese)

Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.

Once butter is melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour and stir with a whisk to prevent any lumps.

Add salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Pour 1 cup of heavy whipping cream into the butter-flour mixture and continue stirring. It will start thickening in less than 1 minute.

Add the rest of the cream and stir.

The sauce will then start reheating back up and be thicker within 3-5 minutes.

Take off heat once thickened.

(Optional: Stir in your favorite cheese to melt.)

Makes 2 cups of Cream Sauce.

Source: Gloria Phillips (

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