How to Make Béchamel Sauce

How to Make Béchamel Sauce

This classic white sauce uses three simple ingredients, plus a few spices to give incredible flavor, and is perfect for lasagnas or even mac and cheese! You will find that it is so easy to make this creamy béchamel sauce. If you are looking for a versatile sauce to keep up your culinary sleeve, this is a great one to have in your recipe box!

Why Béchamel Sauce?

There are two great things about this recipe- it’s dead simple and it is a perfect addition to so many dishes. Add this to soup or use it to make au gratin potatoes. You can even add it as a delicious layer to your lasagna. Think of this as a great way to elevate any simple dish that needs a bit of richness.

What is Béchamel Sauce?

Béchamel sauce is one of the classic French mother sauces. Any other sauce in French cuisine (and many others) can be made by simply making small changes to one of these five versatile sauces! Béchamel sauce is often called “white sauce” or “cream sauce” – but it doesn’t actually use cream at all.

Tell Me About Béchamel Sauce


Taste: The butter and milk add richness, and a pinch of nutmeg adds flavor. It has a light taste that is enjoyable without being the star of the show. Texture: If you’re looking for a sauce that doesn’t rely on cheese for it’s creaminess, look no further! My recipe creates a thick, creamy, smooth sauce.

Why You'll Love Béchamel Sauce

-It's  the simple base to so many more complex dishes. Once you learn this white sauce recipe, you can apply it to a wide variety of dishes! -It uses simple ingredients. -It’s a great way to add extra fats and proteins to a dish that might typically rank low nutritionally.

Ingredients for Béchamel Sauce

-Butter -Flour -Milk -Salt + Pepper -Nutmeg

Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 5 min. 1. Make a roux 2. Add flour 3. Add milk 4. Add spices

How To Make Béchamel Sauce

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