Cream Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 374
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 1255 mg
Calcium 219 mg


3 large onions, diced
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
Vegetable cooking spray
3 3/4 cups unflavored soymilk, divided
3/4 medium onion, unpeeled
1 celery rib, cut into 3-inch pieces
6 whole cloves
3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper


Cook first 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, covered, over low heat 45 minutes or until onions are very tender, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from heat, and set aside.

Reserve 2 tablespoons soymilk, and set aside. Bring remaining soymilk, unpeeled onion, and next 4 ingredients to a gentle boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until flour is lightly browned.

Pour soymilk mixture through a wire mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Whisk soymilk mixture into butter mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until thickened.

Stir together cornstarch and reserved 2 tablespoons soymilk until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into soymilk mixture, whisking until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in diced onion mixture, salt, and pepper.

Note: Reduce sodium by omitting salt when preparing this recipe. Packaged polenta contains salt.

November 2003
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