Low Fat White Sauce and Cheese Sauce

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Make this white sauce and steam up some cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts and brocoflower pile it all into a giant bowl or use the sauce to make a batch of lasagne or macaroni cheese

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10-15 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: Makes 1 cup of sauce

Dietary guidance: v n 

Tags: main · cheese · side · sauce · white ·


1 Cup Trim or lite blue milk (or rice milk)
2 Tablespoons of wholemeal flour (or white flour for a lighter sauce or gluten free flour)
Dried or fresh chopped herbs (try parsley, basil or oregano)
Pinch of mustard powder or a teaspoon of made mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

For Cheese Sauce:
100g low fat cottage cheese
2T grated parmesan


Pour the milk into a small sauce pan and sprinkle over flour

Stir with a whisk while it comes to the boil. You'll need to whisk the living daylights out of it but it's great for your arms so go hard out.

As the milk comes to the boil turn down the heat, keep whisking and simmer until sauce thickens

Season to taste with herbs, paprika, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Remember it's easier to add a little more than take some out....!

If you're making cheese sauce add the cheeses and stir in

Pour the sauce into a warm jug to serve

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