White Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 346.3
  • Total Fat: 23.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 67.1 mg
  • Sodium: 712.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g

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Béchamel Sauce for pasta EASY Béchamel Sauce for pasta EASY
Number of Servings: 1


    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup milk

    optional: small onion, 3 cloves, bay leaf and nutmeg


1. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat.
2. Blend 2 tablespoons of flour into the melted butter.
3. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
4. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes. Cooking for this length of time will minimize 'flour' taste.
5. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, stirring constantly.
6. Continue cooking slowly until smooth and thickened.
7. For thin white sauce, follow the instructions above, but use 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of flour. Thin white sauce is used in cream soups.
8. For thick white sauce, follow the instructions above, but use 3 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of flour. Thick white sauce is used in soufflés.
9. For heavy white sauce, follow the instructions above, but use 4 tablespoons of butter and 4 tablespoons of flour. Heavy white sauce is used as a binder for croquettes.


1. To make the standard Béchamel, after adding the milk to the medium white sauce recipe add 1 small onion studded with 3 cloves, a bay leaf, and a grating of nutmeg.
2. Light stock, cream, or a combination may be used in place of the milk.
3. Add more flavor by seasoning with celery salt, nutmeg, a teaspoon of lemon juice, onion juice, or sherry, or a few tablespoons of chopped chives or parsley .

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user UR2LOVEIT.

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