Instant Roux

Instant Roux saves a lot of time and can help cut back on the amount of fat used in recipes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Author Meme


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour {use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry}
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper {or black}


  • Add flour to a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Turn the heat to medium/medium-low and stir constantly until it turns a golden brown color, should take about 25-35 minutes.
  • Stir in salt, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and white pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to waxed paper or parchment paper to cool. Once completely cool, transfer to glass jars.


*To use:
Add equal parts Instant Roux to cold water and stir well. Stir into dish to add flavor and thicken.