Simple, Easy Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Even though béchamel sauce is originally French, it’s a versatile addition to Italian favorites like lasagna, pasta bake (pasta al forno), and cannelloni.

bechamel sauce recipe

Ingredients for Béchamel sauce

  • 4 cups Milk (room temperature)
  • 7 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Grated nutmeg (optional)

Instructions for Béchamel sauce

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat to make the béchamel sauce.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add in the flour. Use a whisk or fork to stir well, ensuring all the flour is coated and mixed with the butter.
  3. Allow this mixture to warm through for a couple of minutes, constantly stirring until it achieves a lovely hazelnut color.
  4. At this point, add a little milk to achieve a pasty consistency, then slowly add the rest, stirring continuously. Add a good pinch of salt and a little nutmeg, mixing well.
  5. Let the béchamel sauce thicken until it reaches a really thick, creamy texture. Once achieved, your béchamel sauce is ready to be used in your lasagna or cannelloni.

Buon Appetito!

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Enzo Rossi
Meet Enzo, the Italian culinary maestro who's been crafting delectable dishes since the age of 8. Rooted in the rich traditions of Italy, his kitchen is a canvas for authentic flavors and Mediterranean delights. His recipes are designed for regular, everyday life. Buon appetito!

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