White wine sauce

(101 ratings)
White wine sauce
White wine sauce
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Make this classic white wine sauce recipe to accompany white meat, fish or seafood. It's so simple to make and works out at only 274 calories too. This recipe will serve around 6 people and takes only 20 mins to prepare and cook. This delicious sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. It is best served fresh on the day you make it but can be reused, gently reheat on the hob before serving. Our favourite cut of meat to serve this classic sauce with is chicken. The sauce will really compliment the chicken. Serve with heaps of steamed greens and new potatoes.


  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1tbsp fresh thyme
  • 300ml (10fl oz) white wine
  • 250ml (9fl oz) fresh double cream
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Experiment with the recipe by adding more of your favourite herbs, such as parsley, basil or oregano.


How to make white wine sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the shallots and thyme for a few mins or until the onion is soft but not coloured.
  2. Add the wine, bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 mins or until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cream and mustard and warm through thoroughly.
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and some black pepper. Strain into a jug and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 274(kcal)
  • Fat 7.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Charlotte Gunn

This recipe is spot on! The perfect white wine sauce

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