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Bechamel Sauce – Quick & Easy

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

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


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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French all-purpose sauce made from butter, flour, and milk.
Course: Condiments/Sauces
Servings: 3
Calories: 309 kcal
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
  1. Begin by melting the butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Once melted, whisk in the flour; whisk until all lumps have disappeared and the mixture turns a light brown color, about 5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  6. Set aside until ready to use.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 14

Nutrition Facts
Bechamel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1013mg 42%
Potassium 322mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 12g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 17.2%
Calcium 28%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Responses
    1. 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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