Bechamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French sauce that serves as a base for many delightful dishes like lasagna, moussaka, and macaroni and cheese.
Not only is it simple to prepare, but it also boasts health benefits from its basic ingredients like milk and butter, which are sources of essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin A.
This easy recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce, suitable for a family of four.
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Can I use skim milk for this recipe?
Yes, you can use skim milk, but the sauce may be less creamy and rich.
How can I store leftover Bechamel sauce?
Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can this sauce be frozen?
It’s best to use fresh, but it can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.
Can I add cheese to make it a Mornay sauce?
Absolutely! Stir in about 1/2 cup of grated cheese after step 5 to turn it into a Mornay sauce.
Is Bechamel sauce gluten-free?
No, but you can use gluten-free flour as a substitute for all-purpose flour to make it gluten-free.