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Basic Bechamel Sauce (instructions for Cheese Sauce included)

How to make the 'mother sauce' bechamel as well as cheese sauce.
Course any meal
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cheese, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 50kcal
Author Paula


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup milk


  • Melt 2 T butter in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in 2 T self-rising flour. Cook a couple minutes. Do not let brown.
  • Add Salt and pepper.
  • Pour 1 c milk into sauce pan and whisk until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer until thick.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.For Cheese Sauce
  • Add 2 cups you favorite cheese to Bechamel Sauce.
  • Whisk until melted.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Calcium: 34mg