New Mornay Sauce

New Mornay Sauce

Pureed low-fat cottage cheese contributes a rich dairy flavor and Gruyère and Parmesan add nuance to a healthier take on classic Mornay sauce. Use it to entice little ones to eat their vegetables.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
12 10 min 10 min



  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup nonfat milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese, preferably Gruyère
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs, (optional)

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Stir flour and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl to make a smooth paste. Heat the remaining milk in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Whisk the flour paste into the hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, salt and white pepper. Transfer the sauce to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Serve over steamed vegetables and top with Parmesan and breadcrumbs, if desired.


  • Serving: Per tablespoon
  • Calories: 20
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Potassium: 29mg
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Exchanges: free food
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0