Basic Béchamel Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2008

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

Method

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes.

Whisk in milk, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking often, for about 10 minutes or until smooth and thickened.

Whisk in Parmesan cheese, onions and thyme; keep warm. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours; reheat to loosen before using).

Nutritional facts Per 1/2 cup (125 mL) : about

  • Sodium 427 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 188.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 26.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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