Goof-Proof All-Purpose Cream Sauce


  • Makes1 to 1 servings

Goodbye cream of mushroom soup - this is better. Just blend, nuke and have your way with it. Stir in some cheese and use as a base for a creamy macaroni and cheese casserole, or add mushrooms for a delicious accompaniment to plain chicken or fish.


  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp butter, softened


  • In a blender, combine the milk, flour and butter. Blend until smooth, then pour into a 4 cup (1 L) microwave-safe glass measuring cup or bowl.

  • Microwave on high power for 3 minutes, stopping to whisk the mixture every 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Variations 1: Make mine mushroom! Sauté 1 cup (250 mL) sliced mushrooms in 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter until tender (about 5 minutes). Stir into creamy sauce and microwave for another minute, until flavours blend.

  • Variations 1: Cheese please! Add ½ cup (125 mL) shredded cheddar (or other aged cheese) to the hot sauce after it has finished cooking. Stir until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth.

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2003

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