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Easy Bechamel Sauce

Creamy Bechamel Sauce

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  • Author: Cook Homey
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Creamy bechamel sauce, often referred to as the “mother sauce”, is a classic sauce made mainly with flour, butter, and milk. Instead of buying pre-made sauce at the store, it’s easy and quick to prepare it at home in your own kitchen.


Units Scale
  • 60 g all-purpose flour
  • 60 g butter (unsalted)
  • 620 ml whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 of fresh nutmeg
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese (optional*)


  1. To prepare your simple bechamel sauce, start by melting the butter in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Once melted, slowly add the flour while stirring constantly (you may want to sift the flour first to avoid lumps). The roux should thicken and become creamy.
  3. Pour in the milk while stirring continuously. The sauce will seem thin at first, but keep stirring until it comes to a gentle boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and stir constantly for about 6 to 8 minutes until the béchamel thickens. You can also add some grated parmesan cheese during this time if desired.
  5. Finally, season with salt, pepper, and freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Once ready, turn off the heat and let the creamy bechamel sauce cool.


*If you decide to add parmesan cheese to your easy bechamel sauce for lasagna, you may need to adjust the consistency by adding a little more milk. This will help to ensure that your sauce remains creamy and smooth.

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 12 servings , Amount per serving:
  • Calories: 85
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg

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