white sauce


Definition of white sauce

: a sauce consisting essentially of a roux with milk, cream, or stock and seasoning

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Recent Examples on the Web Make the white sauce by adding all the ingredients together in a medium bowl and whisking to combine. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fish tacos: The lore of a ‘San Diego’ signature dish," 9 Sep. 2020 The crust made the Clams Casino pizza ($21 for a large) viable, built with white sauce and a heavy, uniform mince of clams, bacon, garlic and chiles that would have collapsed an ordinary crust like a cardboard water slide. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Monte Vista’s Barbaro restaurant serving strong pizzas engineered for takeout," 28 Aug. 2020 The creamy white sauce blended into the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, while the herbal and nutty notes of the pesto added intense flavor to the tender chunks of white meat chicken. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Goomba’s Pizzeria restaurant in San Antonio still delivers classic New York-style pizza," 7 Aug. 2020 Each style is improved by Big’s tangy Alabama-style white sauce. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 While the cauliflower is cooking, make a quick white sauce. Cathy Barrow, Washington Post, "Inspired by Welsh rarebit, a cheesy cauliflower soup dishes up comfort for a crowd," 21 Feb. 2020 On the menu are more than half a dozen pizzas made with red or white sauce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan & Trumbull pizzeria opens in Corktown, offers Detroit-style pizza," 29 Jan. 2020 Customers can get their favorite filling, drizzled with a cheese version of the house white sauce wrapped in a sundried tomato tortilla. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Halal Guys restaurant opens Saturday in Garden Oaks," 20 Dec. 2019 Kimmel’s from-scratch version features colorful fresh green beans that are baked in a homemade white sauce that tastes cleaner than the 1950s tinned three-can combo. oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of white sauce

1723, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“White sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sauce. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of white sauce

: a light-colored sauce that is made with milk, cream, or broth and that is thickened with flour

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