How to Make Bechamel Sauce

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May. 01, 2016

Bechamel sauce is a very versatile sauce. You can use this sauce to make so many dishes. You can easily turn this sauce into a sauce for meat, fish, a casserole, macaroni and cheese, and scalloped potatoes.


Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Black peppercorns 1/2 Teaspoon
Bay leaves 2 (Optional)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Flour 2 Tablespoon




1.  Place milk in a container with the onions, peppercorns, and bay leaves if desired.

2.  Allow milk to take on seasoning for at least a couple of hours before using to make the sauce.

3.  When ready to make the sauce place a small saucepan over medium heat on your stove. Add butter and flour. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the paste becomes fragrant and begins to smell like pie crust.

4.  Then add 1/4 of the milk and stir until the sauce thickens. Add another 1/4 of the remaining milk, and stir until the sauce thickens. Add the remaining milk and stir again until the sauce thickens.



5.  Use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 174Calories from Fat 88

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 48 mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet