Tasty Cream Sauces for Noodles--Four Sauce Recipes

Rich Velvety-Smooth Cream Sauce

Image: Using Cream Gives Sauce an Incredible Velvety Texture.
Image: Using Cream Gives Sauce an Incredible Velvety Texture. | Source

Top your noodles with delicious cream sauce using one of the four sauce recipes below

Noodles are wonderful topped with rich cream sauce. Why use cream in sauce making? Cream gives sauces a velvety texture that is hard to beat.

Cream sauces aren't hard to make and these recipes can be called on any time you want to top noodles, either store-bought or homemade.

Cream sauce uses a just a few ingredients and can be made in minutes. And, no worries, cream does not curdle when making a sauce from it.

If you would like to use one of these sauces for your own noodles, please see my Hub: Homemade Noodles--Noodle-Making from Scratch

*To make each of these sauces, you'll need a whisk to ensure a your cream sauce is smooth and free of lumps. Do not try to make cream sauce with a wooden spoon.

Making Cream Sauce

Starting a Cream Sauce With a Melted Butter and Flour Base. Flour Thickens Sauce.
Starting a Cream Sauce With a Melted Butter and Flour Base. Flour Thickens Sauce. | Source
Velvety Cream Sauce
Velvety Cream Sauce | Source

Plain Cream Sauce for Noodles

Plain and perfect describes this cream sauce

  1. Melt 2-3 tbsp butter in a pan
  2. Whisk in 1-2 tbsp flour
  3. Add 1 cup 18% cream + 1/2 milk
  4. Simmer, stirring until thickened. Sauce will thicken as it cooks.

Top noodles with plain cream sauce and garnish with finely chopped chives (Optional: add cooked crumbled bacon or left over chopped ham.)

Chicken Cream Sauce for Homemade Noodles

If you like rich-tasting sauces, you'll love this velvet cream sauce. Using real cream gives this sauce an incredible texture.

  1. Melt 2-3 tbsp. butter in saucepan with 1 clove of crushed garlic
  2. Whisk in 2-3 tbsp. flour
  3. Add 1 can of chicken broth. Stir until thickened and reduce heat
  4. Whisk in 1 cup of cream (or can milk)
  5. Season with freshly grated pepper, salt to taste, and a dash of parsley or fresh dill
  6. Ladle over noodles and dust with freshly grated Parmesan

Mushroom Sauce for Noodles

Brown 1 cup of sliced mushrooms in a pan with real butter and add to cream sauce.

Cheese Sauce for Noodles

A basic cheese sauce can be used to top a plate of noodles.

  1. Melt 2-3 tbsp butter in a pan
  2. Whisk in 1-2 tbsp flour
  3. Add 3/4 cup of cream + 3/4 cup of milk
  4. Simmer, stirring until thickened
  5. Add 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

Getting your Cream Sauce "Just Right"

A bigger batch of cream sauce can easily be made by adjusting the amounts of butter, flour, and cream.

  • If a thinner sauce is desired, simply add more cream.
  • If your cream sauce isn't thick enough, in a separate pan, melt more butter and whisk in more flour, add a little milk or cream; stir until smooth and add in to original cream sauce.

Sauce-Making Tips

  • Always use real butter and cream
  • Use a whisk to ensure that your sauce is free of lumps
  • Sauce only needs to simmer to thicken (this will prevent sticking and burning)
  • Stir frequently with whisk to prevent sticking

Some people are hesitant to use cream in sauce making, fearing it will curdle. It won't, if you prepare it correctly, following the tips in this hub.

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Oh my I love the cream sauces. Thank you much for sharing! I will tweet this!


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England

Yummy hub, Athlyn Green. I will try to make some of these sauces. Voted up, awesome, and bookmarked! Love the layout...and the visuals (pix + videos).


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Hmm...really tasty and simple...great recipes.


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Athlyn Green 5 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Cream sauces are so easy to make and are so delicious over noodles.


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Philipo 5 years ago from Nigeria

Yom Yom. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

These sound wonderful, and the instructions are so clear. Thanks for this...I don't make cream sauces, because I don't need the calories! However, next time I'm itching for a sinful treat, I'm going for the mushroom version, and I'm thinking it will be fantastic over boiled cabbage. Yum.

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