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The best sauce veloute recipe.

Velouté Sauce

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: French-Inspired


How to Make Velouté Sauce – learn how to make this classic French Mother Sauce with easy step-by-step instructions! So simple!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups veal, chicken or fish stock


  1. Bring a saucepan to a medium high heat, add butter, and let it melt.
  2. Add flour all at once and whisk for about 2 minutes or until it gives off a nutty aroma and turns into a paste.
  3. Continue to whisk while slowly adding stock a little at a time.
  4. Once stock is completely integrated, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  5. Let it simmer for 15-30 minutes, depending upon the desired thickness of the sauce.
  6. Keep additional stock on hand in case you need to thin it out.
  7. Use immediately or keep in fridge for later use.


  • Storage: leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.