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Creamy white sauce

This bechamel sauce is quick and easy to make. Instructions are included in how to make it in the microwave or on the hob. Use as a pasta sauce or the base for a cheese or parsley sauce.
Reviews (120)

12 Jul 2007
Reviewed by: bibi
I use this often in lasagna. Instead of the cream and broth, I use 2 cups milk and a bouillon cube. Sometimes I'll also add in some grated emmental or parmesan cheese.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
01 Dec 2007
Reviewed by: Rusty
I thought this was DELICIOUS pasta sauce, although I made lots of substitutions based on my cupboard and because I'm a vegetarian. I used skim milk and added an extra T. of flour. I used dehydrated minced onion, and vegetable stock instead of chicken broth. For spices I used a few sprinkles of Italian seasonings and a little chili powder. I would use this again for pasta sauce (I might use one T. flour so it's not so thick), or make it the same way and use it as a gravy. Thanks for the great inspiration.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
27 Mar 2002
Reviewed by: DREGINEK
This is okay, not spectacular,but okay. Even after using rosemary instead of thyme, it was still mediocore in taste. In needs something... but I can't say what. After pouring over my chicken with pasta, I had to add extra S&P and parmesean excess of what should have been neccessary just to "spice up" the dish. It wasn't bad...just not that good. thanks anyway.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
17 Jan 2007
Reviewed by: Eleverto
For Dreginek to help "spice it up" a bit more you could simmer the cream with a 1/4 of a white onion, bay leaf, and one whole clove. Remove these items and then thicken w/ roux and season to taste.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
17 Nov 2003
Reviewed by: RDZELLMER
This recipe was EXCELLENT and very, very easy. I followed it to a T, but after it thickened and I removed it from the stove I added some shredded white cheddar - YUM. Any time I need a white sauce for anything, this is the recipe I'll be using.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
08 Dec 2008
Reviewed by: ~TxCin~ILove2Ck
Super easy and very good sauce too! My first try ever at bechamel and it came out perfectly. I cut this in half. I used half heavy whipping cream and half 2% milk and made my own half and half. I used onion powder about 1/2 tsp instead of grated fresh. No lumps, super creamy, very rich. I used this in a chicken and pasta dish and it turned out beautiful and was so delicious. This took about 25 min total time for me, so it can't be done in a hurry like package mix and gravies can, but so worth the little extra time it takes. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, I will use this again and again now that I know how easy and foolproof this is.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
25 May 2007
Reviewed by: Caljane
I use this recipe as a basic sauce for all occasions: add blue cheese or roasted pepper (these are only examples) for a great pasta sauce, or mix left over vegetables or potatoes with it and bake in the oven for 30 minutes - makes a very tasty casserole. I like this easy to make recipe to pep every-day meals up. I have to admit that it is a bit too bland to use it as a simple sauce over meat or potatoes - but it is very versatile if someone uses it with some ideas! Thanks for the recipe - I use it a lot! btw - I do not have chicken broth, chicken bouillon cubes do just fine, though. Just cut down on the extra salt.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
17 Aug 2004
Reviewed by: CYBERGIFTS
Excellent! The chicken broth, thyme, and cayenne pepper improved the flavor of this sauce over other Bechamel sauce recipes I tried. For a more delicate, yet creamier flavor, you might want to substitute the 2 TBsp flour and 1 cup half-and-half for 1 TBsp corn starch and 1 cup table cream. Mix the corn starch with the cold cream and room-temperature chicken broth prior to adding it to the melted butter.
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
28 Mar 2004
Reviewed by: MANDYCLAY
This was an excellent recipe. Easy and very flavorful. I used dried onion flakes instead of the grated onion and I only had skim milk, so I just added an extra tablespoon of flour. Will definitely use again!
(Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
22 Aug 2006
Reviewed by: HOLDOSH
It was pretty good. I added left over bacon to mine to make a carbonara type sauce.
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