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How to make a perfect bechamel sauce

Simple and quick béchamel sauce

Simple and quick béchamel sauce is made with butter, all-purpose flour and whole milk. I used it to prepare croque-monsieur sandwiches.
Course Sauces
Cuisine French
Keyword béchamel sauce, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 101kcal


  • 14 oz whole milk
  • 40 g butter
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour


  • Melt the butter on slow to medium heat in a pot.
    Butter for sauce bechamel recipe
  • Add the flour and mix with the butter
    Add flour to the butter
  • Slowly add in the milk, especially at the beginning, to avoid and minimize the formation of lumps. As the sauce becomes more liquid you may add the remainder of the milk faster.
  • Continue stirring for 5 minutes.
    How to make a perfect bechamel sauce
  • Use immediately


Sodium: 76mg | Calcium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 275IU | Sugar: 3g | Potassium: 87mg | Cholesterol: 20mg | Calories: 101kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 0.2mg