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.

4 comments:

  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! :)

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  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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