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Recipe

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

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This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 60
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  • Difficulty: Easy

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