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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.8
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.8 mg
  • Sodium: 73.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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simple bechamel sauce

Submitted by: JAMIEMONSTER

Introduction

So good, and very versitile. Using skim milk makes it still OK for most diet plans. Great for eating with pasta, chicken, or as a base for cream and cheese sauces. Part of my Fabulously Frugal cookbook recipes designed to stretch a paper thin budget to the max. So good, and very versitile. Using skim milk makes it still OK for most diet plans. Great for eating with pasta, chicken, or as a base for cream and cheese sauces. Part of my Fabulously Frugal cookbook recipes designed to stretch a paper thin budget to the max.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Milk, nonfat, 2.25 cup (remove)
    Butter, unsalted, .25 cup (remove)
    Flour, white, .25 cup (remove)
    Nutmeg, ground, .5 tsp (remove)

Directions

Heat milk in a microwave safe dish until just about to boil. While milk is heating, melt butter in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the paste cooks and bubbles a bit, but don't let it brown — about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of the hot milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining .25 c milk and nutmeg slowly, using a wire wisk to thin sauce down a little bit.
To cool this sauce for later use, cover it with wax paper or pour a film of milk over it to prevent a skin from forming.

**salt and pepper can be added, if desired, for additional flavor. I find it doesn't need it, but everyones' tastes are different. garlic powder and parmesan cheese added turns this into a classic alfredo sauce. Adding a yellow cheese makes a nice mac n cheese base.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JAMIEMONSTER.





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