Oven Made Roux

Roux can be made on the stove top, in a microwave or in the oven. Either method will fill your home with a nice nutty aroma and the promise of a good meal starting.


  • all-purpose flour
  • canola oil
  • heavy duty pot or cast iron pot


Step 1

There are different ways to make a roux in the oven.

Step 2


Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°

Step 4

Whisk together thoroughly equal parts canola oil and all-purpose flour in an oven roaster or heavy pot, and bake for two hours

Step 5

No stirring is required - You can prepare the oven-baked roux while you prepare the vegetables for a gumbo, stew or etouffee and the side dishes

Step 6

Let cool and store in glass jar

Step 7

Note that cooking times are approximate; you may have to cook the roux a longer to get the desired color.

Step 8


Step 9

Distribute 2 - 6 cups of flour evenly over the dry bottom of a cast iron skillet or heavy Dutch oven.

Step 10

Place in a preheated 400 degree oven for approximately an hour. Stir after the first 30 minutes; then again 15 minutes later

Step 11

Alternatively, you can put the desired amount of flour on a baking sheet and bake it at 350 approximately 25 to 60 minutes.

Step 12


Step 13

Preheat oven to 350°

Step 14

2 cups flour

Step 15

1 1/2 cups of canola oil

Step 16

Whisk together the oil and flour in a cast iron pot

Step 17

Bake for two hours, remove pan and stir.

Step 18

Increase temperature to 400 degrees, and bake for 30 minutes more or until desired color.

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