How To Make Béchamel Sauce

Classic white sauce, easy to make and one of the most versatile sauces to cook with.

Made with a simple mix of flour, butter and a milk, and seasoned with nutmeg, it is as simple as it is delicious.

How to use Béchamel sauce:

The béchamel sauce with gruyère and parmesan cheeses, it will result in an ideal accompaniment for pasta, for chicken or fish, or any vegetable dish.

Prep: 2 min

Cook: 15 mins

Makes: 500ml (2 cups)


  • 40g (4 tablespoons) butter

  • 40g (4 tablespoons) flour

  • 500 ml milk

  • salt and pepper


1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk until it forms a smooth paste. Continue whisking for about 1 minutes.

2. Gradually add the milk. Continue whisking and cook until the sauce is smooth, and thickened.

3. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.


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