Bechamel white sauce

    15 min

    A smooth bechamel white sauce for for lasagne or pasta bakes. You can also use it as the base for other sauces, such as cheese sauce or parsley sauce for fish.

    Durham, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 60g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • 600ml milk
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 bay leaf (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
    2. Stir in the flour. Whisk in a little of the milk at a time, stirring continuously until you have a smooth, slightly thick sauce.
    3. Remove from the heat; seaon with salt and pepper. Add bay leaf for additional flavour.


    Bechamel white sauce
    Bechamel white sauce

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    Good recipe for a classic white sauce I added cheese to mine & 2 teaspoons of English mustard. Very tasty for topping my lasagne  -  14 Jan 2014


    : I dont usually make lasagne because I dont the the white sauce you get in a jar. So thought I would give this a go and I was not disappointed. Tasty and simple.  -  17 May 2013


    I have made this a few times now and have been so impressed each time that I felt I owed a review - thanks so much for this recipe, it's cheap and quick to make. It tastes as good as you would have in an expensive restaurant - all that have tasted it have been so impressed, truly scrummy. Thank you :-)  -  12 Apr 2014