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How to Make your own White Sauce/Bechamél Sauce

White Sauce, also know as Bechamél Sauce is often used in Italian dishes. There are many variations of this sauce. Once the basic sauce is made one can add any variety of cheese or herbs or a combinations or herbs or cheese.

It is really very versatile & can be used as a dip & may also be used on pizza. It makes a nice change, a white base, instead ot the usual marinara sauce on pizzas. The main ingredients are milk, butter and flour.

The last 2 ingredients are usually the same amounts, weight wise. I often adapt recipes to make them quick and easy and this is what I have done with the white sauce recipe.

I also prefer using the microwave to make the sauce, timing it every 30 seconds and as it thickens every 15 seconds. I generally add cheese to the white sauce, making it a cheese sauce

You may also use half water and half milk. Sometimes I use the water in which vegetables have been boiled, like Cauliflower au Gratin. In this recipe the cauliflower is boiled before the white sauce is added. Experiment with combinations that you come up with and please do share your recipes.
See Recipe below.


  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tblsp. butter


  • In microwaveable container heat milk. Add butter and melt in hot milk
  • Add flour & whisk into milk
  • Microwave a total of about 3 minutes
  • Whisk after every 30 sec. to remove any lumps, until milk thickens
  • Add salt & cheddar cheese & blend together. Keep aside for use in recipes

Spices added to pot of canned tomatoes

White Sauce with Cheddar Cheese

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