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Hello Fresh Cream Sauce Base

Elen Rustick By Updated May 30, 2023
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This Hello Fresh’s cream sauce base recipe combines basic ingredients: butter, milk, flour, cream and seasonings. The end result is an irresistible, savory, and decadent sauce that’s just to die for!

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What Is Cream Sauce Base?

Cream sauce base is a white sauce made with a roux base and milk and to which cream is added. On the other hand, a roux is a flour and fat (usually butter) mixture that is cooked together and is often used to thicken sauces.

Hello Fresh Cream Sauce Base

This cream sauce recipe is a flavorful sauce, perfectly thick and creamy with a delectable buttery taste!

It’s also very versatile since you can pair it with almost anything. Plus, this recipe uses only 5 ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes.

I usually use this creamy sauce recipe in dishes like potato fennel gratin or as a base for an Italian casserole. I also toss it in cooked pasta, and shredded cheese to make a decadent red robin mac n cheese, or I use it as a fajita topping or for grilled lamb chops.

What Is In The Hello Fresh Cream Sauce Base?

For this cream sauce, you’ll only need the following basic ingredients:


  • Flour: flour acts as a thickening agent to give the cream sauce a smooth texture

  • Butter: Melted and mixed with flour, it will form the roux. It also adds richness and fat to the sauce.

  • Milk: milk gives the body of the sauce.

  • Heavy cream: You can’t make a cream sauce without heavy cream! For a nice twist, use half sour cream, and half heavy cream.

  • Seasoning: Salt and black pepper add savory flavors.

Hello Fresh Cream Sauce Base Recipe

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Servings2 servings
  • Yield1-1.5 cups

Level: Easy

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Equipment



How to Make Hello Fresh Cream Sauce Base

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

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Pour the flour into the pan and constantly whisk for 3 minutes.

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Pour in the milk a little at a time as you continue whisking.

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Once you’ve added all of the milk, bring the sauce to a simmer.

Once it simmers, keep cooking (and stirring) the sauce for about 5 minutes over low heat until the cream has a thick, silky desired consistency.

Take the pan off the stove and add the heavy cream, salt and pepper, and nutmeg.

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Serve hot.

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Pro Tips


  • The sauce might form lumps or skin when cooling down. To remove them, reheat the sauce over the stove, add a little more milk, and whisk.

  • To avoid the sauce from clumping up, constantly whisk when adding the milk.

  • For a successful sauce and the perfect “roux” (the flour/butter mixture), always add the same quantity of flour and butter.

Fun Ways to Adapt This Recipe


  • Parmesan Cream Sauce. For a tangy sauce, add ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese.

  • Vegan Cream Sauce. To make this recipe dairy-free, use almond or full-fat coconut milk.

  • Spicy Cream Sauce. Add hot sauce or a teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper for a spicy take. If you want more flavor without the heat, add a teaspoon of dijon mustard instead.

  • Herbed Cream Sauce. For a flavorful savory sauce, stir in fresh parsley, dill or oregano and a dash of garlic powder.

  • Mushroom Cream Sauce. Sauté sliced mushrooms in butter before adding the flour to make a roux.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 162Calories
  • 12.2gFat
  • 9.4gCarbs
  • 4.2gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat12.2g16%
Saturated Fat7.5g 37%
Cholesterol34mg 11%
Sodium395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate9.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber0.2g 1%
Total Sugars5.7g
Protein4.2g
Vitamin C49mcg 243%
Calcium125mg 10%
Iron0mg 0%
Potassium163mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.