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

Bechamel Sauce

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!

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Course Condiments/Sauces
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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.
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.