Béchamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Looking for an Italian pasta sauce? Then check out this rich and creamy white sauce that can be made ready in just 10 minutes!

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About 2 cups sauce

cup butter or margarine
cups milk
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat margarine in 1 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat until melted and bubbly. Shake milk, flour, salt and pepper in tightly covered container. Gradually stir into margarine. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Makes About 2 cups sauce
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Health Twist
For a Reduced-Fat Béchamel Sauce, decrease margarine to 2 tablespoons and use skim milk. Stir in 2 teaspoons butter-flavored sprinkles before serving.
Make It Your Way
Béchamel is a basic white sauce that can be used as a base for many other sauces. For a cheesy sauce, substitute 1 cup half-and-half and 1 cup chicken broth for the milk. After boiling and stirring 1 minute, stir in 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or shredded Swiss cheese.
Pasta Pairings with Béchamel Sauce: Flat, narrow and thin pastas are ideal for this rich and creamy sauce because they won't trap too much of the sauce. Try fettuccine, linguine, spaghetti or vermicelli. You also can use this sauce in place of Alfredo sauce in recipes such as Capellini with Lobster (#38503--V) and Swiss Capellini Tart (#38525--V).

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving )
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 4g;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.