Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

EL MEJOR NIDO
Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Level
Easy
Recipe Info - Serving Size
Servings
12 servings (1/4 cup each)
Recipe Info - Prep Time
Prep 
5 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
Cook 
15 min
This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.

Ingredients

Step 1

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 ounces) 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 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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