White Sauce or Béchamel Sauce Recipe for Lasagna

Béchamel sauce in a saucepan on a wooden board

The sauce consists of three main ingredients. Butter and flour the same measurment , milk until the sauce thickens well. I am very satisfied with the concentration of this sauce. The taste is simple and will attractive in combination with other foods. Of course, spices play an important role.


2.5 tablespoons flour
50 gram butter
2 Cups milk
0.25 tsp salt
0.25 tsp nutmeg
0.25 tsp black pepper


Flour and butter are melting in a steel pan

Put the flour and butter in a frying pan and let the butter melts little by little.

Flour and butter are melting on stove

Mix the melted butter with the flour and stir for one minute until the flour is sautéed.

 adding milk for white sauce

Add the milk little by little and stir quickly so that the flour does not become lumps.

 Béchamel sauce with special spices in steel pan

When you have added the whole milk, add the nutmeg, salt and pepper.

 Béchamel sauce with suitable concentration

Finally, let it simmer on low heat for one or two minutes.

 Béchamel sauce in steel dish

After one or two minutes, the sauce is ready and you can use it.

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Cook Detail

Servings 2
Calories per serving 330 Cals
Prepare Time 5 min
Cook Time 5 min
Total Time 10 min


Dish Type

Tips and tricks

  • Be sure to add the milk little by little and stir if not it may become lumps.

Background & History

This sauce, also known as white sauce or lasagna sauce, is a basic sauce for many foods. This sauce is originally French and has been used for various dishes for centuries

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 330 Cals
Calcium, Ca 283.68 mg
Carbohydrate 12 g
Cholesterol 78.15 mg
Fat 28.37 g
Fiber 0.13 g
Folate 13.21 ug
Iron, Fe 0.12 mg
Magnesium, Mg 25.9 mg
Niacin 0.23 mg
Protein 7.95 g
Sodium, Na 398.46 mg
Sugars 12.35 g
Thiamin 0.11 mg
Vitamin A 1021.88 iu
Vitamin B6 0.09 mg
Vitamin C 0.01 mg