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Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk. This easy béchamel recipe will have you making an amazing sauce in no time!

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.

A CLASSIC BECHAMEL RECIPE

This recipe was originally published on November 11, 2010. Updated on August 30, 2015.
 
When you need a white sauce, and you need it quick, Bechamel is your best bet! This sauce can be added to pasta, chicken, fish, veggies…it’s totally up to you. The best part is that Bechamel makes any dish look like a professional Chef prepared it!  

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.

When it comes to the classics, it doesn’t get much better than béchamel sauce.This sauce is one of the most versatile sauces in any kitchen. It’s all about working the roux and adding your hot milk, bit by bit, so it doesn’t burn. 

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.

The sauce is actually the base for a range of recipes, such as Creamed Spinach and Lasagna. Made from butter, milk, flour, and salt, bechamel is a creamy sauce you’ll use again and again.

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.

Last night I had some rotini pasta on the stove and wasn’t sure how I was going to serve it until I saw a bag of mushrooms. I quickly prepared the Bechamel Sauce as always, stirred in the mushrooms, and a couple minutes later I had a delicious sauce to go with our dinner.

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.

There are lots of other dishes that work well with a Béchamel, but my favorite one is this Italian Sausage and Eggplant Casserole!

ENJOY!

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Bechamel Sauce

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk. This easy béchamel recipe will have you making an amazing sauce in no time!
Course: Condiments/Sauces
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3
Calories: 309
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups HOT milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Begin by melting the butter over medium-low heat.
  • Once melted, whisk in the flour; whisk until all lumps have disappeared and the mixture turns a light brown color, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the hot milk, a little bit at a time, and continue to whisk until smooth; bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, or until sauce is thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Set aside until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Bechamel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 1013mg42%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Dalila! You can make it up to a day ahead of time, but make sure to quickly cool it right after cooking it… you can quickly cool it over an ice bath. Cover it with plastic wrap to prevent a skin forming, and refrigerate right away.

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