Bechamel Sauce

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A creamy classic - your standard white sauce!

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Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. MICROWAVE METHOD: In microwave oven, melt butter in a 1-quart glass measuring pitcher for about 1 minute at HIGH.

  2. Add grated onion and flour and mix well. Gradually add warm or room temperature chicken broth (NOT hot) and half-and-half to container, stirring constantly.

  3. Cook uncovered for 5-6 minutes at HIGH or until sauce is thickened. Do NOT boil.

  4. After 2 minutes, stir mixture, then stir again every 30 seconds to one minute as needed. When sauce reaches medium thickness, remove from microwave, add seasonings and stir. Mmmm!

  5. STOVETOP METHOD: In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in the flour, salt and white pepper. Add cold half-and-half and COLD chicken broth all at once. Stir well. Cook, stirring frequently, at medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
5g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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