- Warm 2 cups of low fat or nonfat milk on medium-low heat in a saucepan
- Mix 3 tbsp cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl
- Add cornstarch mix to the warming milk and stir until smooth. Cook for three to four minutes, stirring continuously
- Once the sauce has thickened, stir in 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite reduced-fat sharp cheese and 1 tsp mustard for a cheesy sauce, or flavor with herbs and seasonings for a white sauce
Add more flavor in other ways, too. Sauté a 1/2 cup finely chopped onions or shallots in the saucepan before adding the milk, and proceed as above.
Use the white sauce over your favorite vegetables – it’s particularly delicious over leeks, cauliflower and broccoli-- white meat, or blend with pasta if you’re making a cheese sauce.
Here's a great-tasting low fat parsley sauce, which goes perfectly with fish.