Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)
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Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

4.8 16 Recipe Reviews | Rate this Recipe | 120 Saves
This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.

5 mins. to Prepare

15 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

20 mins. Total

Servings: 12 servings (1/4 cup each)

Difficulty: Easy

This recipe is: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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Directions

MELT butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add evaporated milk and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.
Recipe makes 3 cups.

FOR HERB SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlic to butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flour mixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.

FOR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminate the salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded or cubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

FOR CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories100
Calories from Fat60
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 160mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium8%
Iron0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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This is great on pasta or as a "cream soup" base if you don't want to use canned soup. I added smoked paprika to it. It was perfect!

Tried this one the other night,added some "variations" to it,turned out very well & I will use this one again of that I am sure! We used it as an alfredo sauce. I was very surprised.

This is one of the best basic sauce recipes. It's easy, creamy and you can make so many additions. It's really fun to work with.

THIS RECEIPE IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.MY MOM USED TO MAKE CHICKEN WITH THIS SAUCE,INSTEAD OF WATER I USED FRESH CHICKEN STOCK AND I ALSO ADDED MUSHROOMS AND SOME ONIONS.VERY GOOD OVER EGG NOODLES.

Excelant sauce. I used it with noodles and meatballs. Like a swedish meatball. I just hope the extra stores well. ( In the frig ) Thank you for another wonderful easy recipe. Would give more stars if I could

This is the white sauce recipe I use all the time. It is the quickest, easiest, and tasty-est I have found.

Very good Sauce I have used it with chicken dishes mixed with cheese I used it with vegtables. As a basic sauce it is excellent and the possibilities are endless. Thank you Carnation you're also my Coffee creamer.

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