How to make Bechamel Sauce | White Sauce Recipe

This classic & simple white sauce recipe uses just 5 ingredients!

bechamel sauce

How to make Bechamel Sauce | White Sauce Recipe

Bechamel Sauce is a white creamy sauce that can be used for a variety pasta or meat dishes and is very simple to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 pot medium-sized


  • 50 g butter
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch table salt
  • 500 ml milk full cream is best
  • 50 g plain flour sifted


  • Turn the stove on to a medium-low heat.
  • Add the butter to your pot and place it on the stove.
    50 g butter
  • Wait until the butter melts. You can help it by moving it around with a wooden spoon.
  • Place the strained flour into the pot and quickly mix it into the butter, still using the wooden spoon.
    50 g plain flour
  • Keep mixing until you can no longer see the white flour.
  • Break down any of the larger pieces of the mixture and continue to mix.
  • Pour half of the milk slowly over your mixture while still on the stove and start to mix it through.
    500 ml milk
  • Add the remaining milk, nutmeg and table salt.
    1 pinch nutmeg, 500 ml milk, 1 pinch table salt
  • Continue to mix the sauce until it becomes creamy and there are very few or no lumps.


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What do I serve with white suace?

You can use this sauce in many of my recipes, including Graziella’s Zucchini Crepes, my vegetable lasagne or my Crepe Cannelloni with Ricotta & Spinach!

bechamel sauce

E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate…Enjoy!

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