Creamy Parsley Sauce Recipe

Creamy Parsley Sauce: A Versatile Condiment for Every Meal
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Introduction: Parsley Sauce Recipe

Indulge in the rich and velvety flavors of our Creamy Parsley Sauce recipe, a delightful addition to elevate any meal. Perfect for drizzling over fish, ham, mashed potatoes, or vegetables, this sauce combines the freshness of parsley with a creamy base, creating a versatile and delicious condiment.


Parsley sauce has its roots in British cuisine, dating back to the 19th century. Often featured in traditional school dinners, it became a staple accompaniment to fish dishes, especially cod. Its creamy texture and mild flavor have made it a beloved sauce that adds a touch of elegance to everyday meals.

Serving Suggestions:

This luscious sauce pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. Try it over pan-seared cod or baked salmon for a classic combination. It also complements roasted or boiled potatoes, adding a creamy touch to a simple side. For a hearty meal, drizzle it over slices of roasted ham or use it as a base for a comforting vegetable bake. Garnish with extra chopped parsley for a fresh, vibrant presentation.

Storing Instructions:

To store any leftover creamy parsley sauce, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate. The sauce will keep well for up to three days. If you wish to store it for longer, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to one month. Be sure to label the container with the date to keep track of its freshness.

Reheating Instructions:

When reheating, gently warm the sauce over low heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally to maintain its smooth texture. If the sauce has thickened too much in the fridge, you can add a splash of milk or cream to loosen it up. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the microwave in short bursts, stirring between intervals until it reaches the desired temperature.


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How to Make Parsley Sauce Recipe

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Creamy Parsley Sauce Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rest Time 15 mins Total Time 30 mins
Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 4 Calories: 150 kcal per serving (approx. 100ml)
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Enhance your dishes with our luscious Creamy Parsley Sauce. This simple yet flavorful sauce combines a velvety cream base with the fresh, vibrant taste of parsley, making it the perfect accompaniment to fish, ham, potatoes, and vegetables. Whether you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your weeknight meals or impress your guests with a gourmet touch, this versatile sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Easy to prepare and utterly delicious, it’s a must-try for any home cook.



  1. Prepare the Roux: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously to form a smooth paste. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, ensuring the mixture does not brown.
  2. Add Milk and Cream: Gradually add the milk and cream, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Season and Add Parsley: Stir in the dry mustard powder, salt, and white pepper. Add the finely chopped parsley and lemon juice (if using). Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Serve: Remove from heat and serve immediately over fish, ham, mashed potatoes, or vegetables.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150kcal
Calories from Fat 108kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 150mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 500 IU
Vitamin C 5 mg
Calcium 120 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • For a dairy-free version, substitute the butter, milk, and heavy cream with plant-based alternatives such as coconut milk or almond milk.
  • Fresh parsley is recommended for the best flavor, but dried parsley can be used if necessary. Use 1 tablespoon of dried parsley as a substitute for fresh.
  • The optional lemon juice adds a subtle tanginess that enhances the overall flavor of the sauce.
  • Ensure to whisk constantly while adding the milk and cream to prevent lumps and achieve a smooth consistency.
  • This sauce is versatile and can be adapted to suit your taste by adjusting the seasoning or adding a touch of garlic or grated cheese.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use dried parsley instead of fresh?

While fresh parsley provides the best flavor and texture, you can substitute dried parsley in a pinch. Use 1 tablespoon of dried parsley in place of the fresh parsley.

Is there a dairy-free version of this sauce?

Yes, you can make a dairy-free version by using plant-based butter, milk, and cream. Coconut milk or almond milk works well as a substitute for the whole milk and heavy cream.

What can I use if I don't have mustard powder?

If you don't have mustard powder, you can use 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. It will add a slightly different flavor but will still complement the sauce nicely.

Can I make this sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make the sauce a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat gently before serving, and add a bit of milk or cream if needed to restore the desired consistency.

What dishes pair well with this sauce?

This sauce is incredibly versatile and pairs well with various dishes. It's especially delicious with fish, ham, potatoes, and steamed or roasted vegetables.

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