Bechamel | Mother Sauce

Bechamel sauce is one of the mother sauces. It’s pretty easy to make, but requires nearly constant whisking. It adds a richness that cheese simply can’t match.

bechamel recipe
Bechamel | Mother Sauce
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Bechamel is one of the mother sauces. It's pretty easy to make, but requires nearly constant whisking. It adds a richness that cheese simply can't match.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
bechamel recipe
Bechamel | Mother Sauce
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Print Recipe
Bechamel is one of the mother sauces. It's pretty easy to make, but requires nearly constant whisking. It adds a richness that cheese simply can't match.
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan. Medium heat.
  2. Heat milk in a separate sauce pan over low-medium heat.
  3. Once it starts to bubble, add the flour in batches. Whisk vigorously.
  4. After all the flour is added and smooth, start adding the warm milk 1/2 cup at a time. Continue whisking.
  5. Once all the milk is added, you can slow down whisking. The mix should be lightly bubbling/boiling. Whisk occasionally for 7-10 minutes.
    bechamel recipe
  6. Turn off the heat. Add nutmeg.
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