Bechamel Sauce Recipe


Novice Foodie

I recently whipped up a batch of homemade bรฉchamel sauce, and let me tell you, it was a game-changer for my cooking! ๐Ÿณ This creamy, versatile sauce is the perfect base for so many dishes, from lasagna to macaroni and cheese. If you're looking to elevate your cooking and add a touch of decadence to your meals, you've got to try this recipe. Here's how to make it:

Bรฉchamel Sauce Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)


1. Melt the Butter:
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter until it starts to foam.

2. Add the Flour:
- Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the melted butter and whisk continuously to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the mixture turns pale golden in color.

3. Whisk in the Milk:
- Slowly pour the milk into the saucepan while whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Continue whisking until the mixture is smooth and thickened.

4. Season:
- Season the bรฉchamel sauce with salt, ground black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg, if using. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

5. Simmer:
- Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer gently for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches your desired consistency.

6. Serve or Use:
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and use the bรฉchamel sauce immediately in your favorite recipes, or let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


This bรฉchamel sauce recipe is a game-changer in the kitchen! ๐ŸŽ‰ Whether you're making classic comfort dishes or getting creative with new recipes, this creamy sauce adds a delicious touch to any meal. Give it a try and elevate your cooking to new heights! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธโœจ
I've been wanting to try making my own bechamel sauce for a while now, and yours looks really easy to follow. The nutmeg sounds like a nice touch - I'll have to give that a try. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‰โœจ