Basic Béchamel Sauce

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 5 MIN
  • Makes 1 cup (250 ml)



  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.
  2. Whisk in the milk and cook until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.


Depending on the use you will make of this basic white sauce, you can infuse it of flavor start by infusing the milk with a peeled onion and 2 or 3 cloves. Also, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a little grated nutmeg to the béchamel sauce to make it more interesting.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/2 cup (125 ml)

Content % Daily Value
Calories 185  
Total Fat 13 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Sodium (salt) 220 mg  
Carbohydrates 12 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 5 g