How to Make Besciamella (White Sauce)

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How to make Besciamella Sauce Recipe


Classic Italian Besciamella

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Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword besciamella, lasagna, white sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 2cups
Calories 404kcal
Author Nonna Box


  • 2cupswhole milk
  • 4tablespoonsbutter
  • 4tablespoonsfloursifted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • a dash of nutmegoptional


  • Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat, until just about to boil. You’ll know it’s ready if it sends up a little steam when you stir it.
  • While the milk is heating, melt the butter in another saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Add the flour to the melted butter, whisking continuously, creating a smooth mixture. Keep whisking for another minute to let the roux cook. Be careful not to let it brown.
  • Begin to whisk the milk into the roux slowly, a ladleful…

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