How to Make Béchamel Sauce

Learn how to make Béchamel Sauce, one of French cuisine's "mother sauces," with our step-by-step guide.

Bechamel Sauce Recipe
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How to Make Béchamel Sauce

While its French name may sound intimidating, learning how to make a béchamel sauce is easier than you might think. Known as one of the "mother" sauces in classic French cuisine, Béchamel is versatile: It's used in dishes such as lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and moussaka, and it can also serve as the base for soufflés, soups, and savory pie fillings. What's more, add a little Swiss cheese, and voilà—you've got Mornay Sauce. We call for white pepper so it isn't visible in the sauce. If it's unavailable, you can omit it.

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