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Béchamel Sauce

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16 servings, 1/4 cup each

Expand your culinary vocabulary with our simple Béchamel Sauce. This Béchamel Sauce is great on its own or as a base for other saucy creations.

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  • Melt butter in medium saucepan on low heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 4 to 5 min. or until softened.
  • Add flour; mix well. Cook 2 min. or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook 3 to 5 min. or until thickened.
  • Simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring frequently. Stir in pepper.

Special Equipment Needed


Warm milk in medium saucepan on medium heat to about 110°F, stirring occasionally. It should be warm and not hot or boiling.

For Velvety Smooth Sauce

Prepare as directed but do not add pepper; carefully pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer into bowl. Stir in pepper.


  • 16 servings, 1/4 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1/4 cup each
Calories 60
Total fat 3.5g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 45mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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