Basic White Sauce/Bechamel Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Braunda

This white sauce can be used in so many different ways. Add Cheese,Curry Powder,Dill,or Horseradish Add canned Tuna,Ham,Hamburger,Sausage. Lots of things can be done with this sauce.

Top Review by Deedra A.

This is a literal life saver. I was starting to get frantic trying to figure out what to serve my kids (ages 16 months, 2.5 years, and 4 years) for lunch. I knew about roux based sauces but I didn't know it could be a sauce by itself. I am a continuously learning home chef, and love how quick and easy this was.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat until it bubbles up. Blend in flour. This is the roux.
  2. In another pan, warm the milk. Infuse with flavours, if desired.
  3. Strain milk into the roux, combine and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Adjust taste by adding salt and pepper. Strain.

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