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Bechamel Sauce

Another mother sauce using dairy. The cream sauce is the basis used for cheese sauces and other sauces
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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Servings: 6
Calories: 353kcal


  • 16 oz Milk heat slowly (never boil milk)
  • 16 oz Light Cream, 1/2 and 1/2 or Heavy Cream heat slowly
  • 1 each Onion cut in 1/2 and pierced with cloves, this is called a onion cloute (use one half only)
  • ½ tsp Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 5 oz Roux


  • Thicken dairy with a roux, whisk or use immersion blender season and remove onion cloute,
Nutrition Facts
Bechamel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 889IU18%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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