Basic Béchamel (white) sauce Fast2eat Recipe You are here: Home / Blog / Basic Béchamel (white) sauce Fast2eat Recipe September 15, 2017 Categories: Sauces & Condiments Tags: Béchamel, Boil, Fast, Nutmeg, Pasta The French term for this medium-thick white sauce is béchamel. It’s a white sauce made from butter, milk, flour and salt. Please share, follow and like us: Print Recipe Basic Béchamel (white) sauce Fast2eat Recipe It’s the best sauce to use with any lasagna and to serve over pasta! It is also used as the base for other sauces and a range of Fast, homey, comforting recipes, and is a versatile, essential sauce that's easy to master. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Servings cups Ingredients 2 tbsp Butter or margarine1 Onion chopped (optional)1 tsp Garlic Minced (optional)3 cup Milk4 tbsp White flour1 pinch NutmegSalt to tasty Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Servings cups Ingredients 2 tbsp Butter or margarine1 Onion chopped (optional)1 tsp Garlic Minced (optional)3 cup Milk4 tbsp White flour1 pinch NutmegSalt to tasty Instructions In a medium Saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. To save time and avoid shedding tears, chop the onion using an Electric Food Chopper. Cook the onion, Minced Garlic and salt in the butter until tender, stirring frequently. Sprinkle the flour on the butter and onion and stir with a whisk until smooth. Let the butter and flour mixture cook for 1-2 minute over medium heat, whisking constantly. That way, your bechamel won’t taste like flour. Add the milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. If you stop whisking, your sauce will be lumpy. Bring to a boil (over medium-high heat). When the consistency of your sauce becomes thick and creamy, remove from the heat and season with salt and nutmeg. Taste seasoning and add salt and/or pepper to taste if need. Set aside until ready to use. Recipe Notes Béchamel (white) sauce with chicken broth is a variation of it with a mild flavor of chicken. Once you make any of my recipes, I would love to see your creations, so please let me know! Leave a comment below, take a photo and tag it on your preferred Social Media with hashtag #Fast2eat. All text and photographs on Fast2eat are copyright protected. You are welcome to share my recipes and photos through social media as long as you prominently link back to the original post. You do not need to ask my permission to link to content published here but you DO need my permission to publish my recipes and photos. Please do not use any material from this site without obtaining prior permission. If you'd like to post this recipe on your site, please link back to this post. And remember, when you adapt my recipe please acknowledge the source with “adapted from…” to designate the source (link) of my recipe. Thanks for reading and sharing. Got a question and/or feedback? Please leave a public comment here. That way, other readers will be able to see the answers to your question and/or will benefit from your feedback. Scroll down and you will find the comment form. Comments are checked on a near-daily basis Monday through Friday and answered as soon as possible. Please don’t email me with recipe questions or feedback. I can’t keep up with them! I look forward to hearing from you in the comments. Do you own or manage a restaurant and wants dinners also save time eating in your restaurant? You’re more than welcome to check out Fast2eat benefits for restaurant owners and request a Fast2eat demo now. Looking forward to hearing from you. Get in Touch! Please contact me here or comment below!