Quick and Easy Brown Sauce

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauces and Condiments, Sauces/Salsa
Servings 12
Calories 41 kcal


Calories: 41 kcalCarbohydrates: 7 gProtein: 6 gFat: 7 gSaturated Fat: 6 gCholesterol: 8 mgSodium: 97 mgFiber: 4 gSugar: 4 gVitamin A: 4.075 IUCalcium: 9 mgIron: 7 mg


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups canned bouillon soup stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, add the flour, and blend well over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for several minutes. Heat the bouillon or stock, stir into the roux, and continue stirring until the sauce thickens. Add herbs, reduce heat, and simmer for several minutes. Correct the seasoning.
  • Serve as it is with meats or other dishes, or use as a base for other sauces.
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