Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Bechamel Sauce sounds fancy, but you shouldn’t be scared to make it from scratch—it’s easy! All you need is butter, flour, and milk, along with my secret added ingredient: chicken stock powder, which provides an extra punch of flavour. This popular creamy sauce is perfect on its own or combined with cheese to layer in lasagna, stir through a creamy pasta, or top vegetables, potato bake or seafood (this is my go-to for oysters or lobster mornay). 

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Bechamel Sauce

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  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (30 g) plain flour
  • 2.5 cups (600 ml) whole milk
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder


  1. Heat unsalted butter in a small pot on low heat. Once it is melted, add the flour. Stir until you form a paste (this will take 1 minute).
  2. Slowly add the milk and stir using a whisk. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and continue whisking for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Once the sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, it’s ready.
  4. Whisk in the chicken stock to season.



Best used immediately.


Best used immediately.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: French