Friday, April 18, 2014

The Easiest Béchamel Sauce You Will Ever Make

Béchamel is quite simply a French white sauce frequently used with pasta and is also a fantastic sauce for a white pizza.  I make a simple low fat version of this when I make my broccoli lasagna but it is also wonderful as a base for macaroni and cheese or to go with gnocchi, ravioli or any pasta for that matter.

Easy Béchamel Sauce

2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne (optional)
1/4 cup grated parmesan

With a whisk thoroughly combine all ingredients, except the parmesan, in a large saucepan.  Over medium heat bring to a low boil stirring constantly.  Once bubbles begin to form remove from heat and stir in parmesan. 

That is pretty much it.  Delicious and extremely versatile.  Pretty thrifty too.


  1. This looks and sounds so good- and it seems super-easy to make! It is similar to a parmesan cheese sauce that I make but I want to try this one out. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. My daughter makes this all the time! She'll add a cup of old cheddar cheese to it and loves it! :)


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