Bechamel Sauce

Cuisinart original
A simple yet delicious sauce that pairs well with fish, vegetable and egg dishes


Makes 3 cups (1/4 cup serving)


¼ cup unsalted butter 4tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour 3cup whole milk ¼teaspoon kosher salt pinch white pepper pinch freshly ground nutmeg

Nutritional information

Calories 78 (66% from fat) • carb. 5g • pro. 2g • fat 6g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 16mg • sod. 74mg • calc. 70mg • fiber 0g


Place butter in a 1½ quart microwave safe casserole. Place in Cuisinart® Convection Microwave Oven with Grill and microwave on half power (PL 5) for 45 seconds, microwave in 10-second intervals on half power until butter is melted. Stir in the flour with a whisk and microwave again on 60% power (PL 6) for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and microwave on full power (PL 10) for 5 minutes; whisk mixture well, being sure to get into the corners. Repeat 2 more times, whisking well each time until mixture has thickened considerably. Once sauce is thick, stir in the salt, white pepper and nutmeg.

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