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Easy Béchamel White Sauce Recipe

5 from 7 votes

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White sauce or Bechamel sauce is very easy to make and we use it in a variety of dishes such as pasta, lasagna, pizza, baked chicken, fish and vegetables. Our recipe is very simple and takes all of 10 minutes or less.

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Bechamel sauce

We make a roux of white flour and butter and add milk to make a thick sauce. Then add grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. We like to add a little garlic and some herbs for a little bit of flavor but feel free to skip if you don’t like the flavor of a particular herb or if it is unavailable. In this particular recipe, we have used some dried herbs but you can use fresh herbs if they are available. Just double the quantity when using fresh herbs.

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Easy 10-minute White Sauce or Béchamel sauce

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine French, Italian
Calories 514 kcal


Sauce pan


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp white flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • ½ tsp dried basil or 1 tsp fresh basil
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary or 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • ½ tsp dried oregano or 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste


  • Heat a saucepan over low flame.
  • Melt butter, add flour and sauté till it's slightly brown.
  • Add milk and stir continuously till all the lumps break down.
  • Bring the milk to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and add cheese, garlic, herbs and salt.
  • Simmer for a minute and your delicious sauce is ready to use.


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Nutrition Facts
Easy 10-minute White Sauce or Béchamel sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 1009mg44%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 28g56%
Calcium 906mg91%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin A 1141IU23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Another take on this sauce is the famous Alfredo sauce. Instead of using a roux of white flour and butter, we use heavy cream in it. Alfredo sauce is perfect for pastas, chicken and fish. However, white sauce is perfect for pizza since it is not very runny and takes very little time to make.

By FoodLifeAndMoney in May, 2020

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