Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe

Lemon cream sauce on chicken

Ingredients for Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)


  1. In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour; continue to heat and stir for about 1 1/2 minutes, until the flour and butter form a roux.
  3. Add the cream and wine, whisking thoroughly to break up any lumps.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, and whisk in the fresh lemon juice. Also whisk in the salt and pepper, as well as any additional seasoning if desired.
  5. Return pan to a low heat, and continue cooking and whisking until the sauce becomes creamy.

This sauce is delicious poured over pasta, vegetables, chicken, and seafood. To make a lemon herb cream sauce, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, basil, parsley or tarragon during step 4.

Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe