Speedy White Sauce (Bechamel)-A Cheats Version!

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 8 mins

You can't beat a well made bechamel sauce-BUT,if time is short,this is a quick,simple and foolproof version.


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and whisk over moderate heat until thickened and smooth.
  2. NB-You may wish to add a little more milk at this stage,depending on how thick you want it.
Most Helpful

This is a great base for a lot of sauces, not just bechamel! You could add some garlic, a bit of wine or any herb. I used freshly ground salt and pepper and fresh nutmeg. This sauce was tasty over some sauteed mushrooms. I did substitute butter for the margarine but made as directed. Made for Almost 5 tag game. Thanks Noo! :)

Nif October 12, 2011

This is the kind of cheating I like! I made this for a seafood pasta sauce and it turned out beautifully. I did add some cheese. Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl September 26, 2011

This worked out great!!! I don't know of Sunflower butter, so used regular and also used 2% milk, what I had on hand. But otherwise followed as written for a scaled down amount. I was making this for a homemade macaroni and cheese, so in the end, I added shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce and it was great. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for 123 Tag Game.

diner524 March 25, 2011