Bechamel Sauce or White Sauce Recipe

Yields: 1.5 cups
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Butter – 2 tbsp
Flour – 4 tsp
Milk or Heavy Cream – 1 1/4 cup
Pepper – 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the flour and mix well.
  3. Add the milk or heavy cream and keep stirring until the consistency is slightly thick, like a thick sauce.
  4. Add pepper, nutmeg powder and salt and stir well.
  5. Use for any Italian dish.


  1. You can use Bechamel sauce for lasagna, pasta or even in noodles to give a creamy, white sauce texture.
  2. You can even serve this sauce as a dipping sauce for breads.


  1. Using 1% milk would make it less fatty compared to using heavy cream.
  2. You can skip the nutmeg powder if you aren’t a big fan of the strong spicy aroma.

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