Mornay Sauce

Here's the perfect sauce to serve with meat, fish, shellfish, eggs and vegetables.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup half-and-half
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese or shredded Swiss cheese
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

  • 1 In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat.
  • 2 Gradually stir in half-and-half and broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese, salt and red pepper; stir until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Omit half-and-half. Increase chicken broth to 1 cup. Add 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Omit cheese and ground red pepper (cayenne).

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.