Basic Bechamel Sauce

Every mom knows that kids can be picky eaters. But one thing they are sure to love is creamy sauce with noodles! This basic bechamel sauce recipe will have them asking for seconds. It’s so easy to make and it tastes amazing. I hope you enjoy this post, cheers!

prep: 5 mins cook: 35 mins total: 40 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 quart


2 teaspoons salt

¼ cup all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons butter

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 quart milk


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour until smooth. Continue stirring as the flour cooks to a light, golden, sandy color, about 7 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in milk until thickened by the roux. Bring to a gentle simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the flour has softened and not longer tastes gritty, 10 to 20 minutes, then season with salt and nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 139 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 28.8mg; sodium 682.6mg.

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