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White wine sauce

Easy White Wine Sauce

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup, enough for 8 ounces pasta 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This white wine sauce is easy to make and full of tangy, savory flavor from dry wine and Parmesan. Serve as a sauce for pasta, chicken or fish.



  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot (1/4 cup finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Mince the garlic. Finely chop the shallot.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the garlic and shallot and saute for 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant but not browned. Add the flour and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add white wine and cream and cook on a low simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese and salt and whisk until it melts. Taste and adjust salt if needed. If desired, serve with 8 ounces pasta of any shape.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: White Wine Sauce, White Wine Pasta Sauce