Béchamel sauce

You will not only surprise yourself, but I'm pressed to believe you'll impress those who you are cooking for as well. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword Sauce
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 deciliters (DL)
Calories 152kcal


  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS flour white
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 dl cream or half cream
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 50 grams cheese tilsiter for example



  • To make your roux, gather your two ingredients...your butter and flour.  Don't forget to get your whisk as well, because you'll need it as soon as the butter melts. 
    Bechamel Sauce with Cheese ingredients
  • Melt the butter, then whisk in your flower, slowly.  Keeping the heat to medium, continue to whisk until mixture thickens and be sure the color of this sauce remains white.  Take off heat.  This is your completed roux. 

Béchamel sauce

  • Measure out your milk and add the spices
  • Return roux mixture to medium/high heat and whisk in your milk mixture. 
  • cook for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat, continually whisking until sauce thickens up.  Take off heat.
  • add your cheese.  I recommend 50 grams of a softer mild cheese, I used Tilsiter. 
  • Use your sauce in lasagna, the perfect compliment!