2-Ingredient Roux Recipe

How To Make 2-Ingredient Roux

Roux is a combination of flour and fat or butter used to create flavorful dips, sauces, gravies, and other liquid dishes to add to your main dishes.

Preparation: 3 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 6 minutes



  • ¼cupbutter,or fat such as drippings
  • ¼cupflour


  1. Melt butter (or fat) in a saucepan and whisk in flour until smooth. Allow it to bubble for at least 1 minute while mixing.

  2. For a blonde roux, allow it to cook for a minute or so. For a dark roux, cook the flour/fat mixture longer while whisking, until it reaches a golden dark caramel color.

  3. Add cold liquid a little at a time while whisking until smooth after each addition.

  4. Add remaining liquid and seasonings then simmer for a couple of minutes.


  • Calories: 520.65kcal
  • Fat: 46.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 29.20g
  • Trans Fat: 1.86g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.86g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.88g
  • Fiber: 0.84g
  • Sugar: 0.12g
  • Protein: 3.71g
  • Cholesterol: 122.01mg
  • Sodium: 6.87mg
  • Calcium: 18.31mg
  • Potassium: 47.06mg
  • Iron: 0.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 388.17µg
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