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wooden spoon of creole cream sauce over skillet.

Creole Cream Sauce

In just minutes you can have a flavorful Creole Cream Sauce ready. It is absolute perfection over fish, pasta, shrimp and even chicken.
4.64 from 44 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Creole
Servings 6 people
Calories 112 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes drained lightly
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice juice of about ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste


  • Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  • Add flour, and whisk until blended.
  • Add milk gradually, whisking until incorporated.
  • Add seasonings and stir.
  • Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  • Add tomatoes and salt, and reduce to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in lime juice before serving.


  • Half-and-half or 2% milk could be used as substitutes for whole milk
  • Adjust salt according to taste, allowing for salted vs. unsalted butter and the saltiness of the Creole seasoning
  • Fresh, diced tomatoes could be used, but approximately 10 additional minutes of simmering would need to be added
  • Could be made in a pan with pan drippings from cooking a protein
  • Fresh herbs could be used but about 3 times as much is needed 
  • If serving large entree servings you may only get 4-5 servings.


Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 662IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cajun, creole
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