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    Bechamel Sauce

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Mole's Note:

    This is the sauce I use in my lasagna recipe, along with bolognese sauce. It's from the local paper, but considered one of the classic mother sauces.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    Cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Set 4 QT saucepan over medium heat, add butter, onion, pepper, cloves, bay leaves,.
    2. 2
      and garlic. Sautee until aromatic, about 4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Blend in the flour and stir about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Gradually add the milk and stir until it boils lightly (may need to increase to Med-High heat).
    5. 5
      Once boils, lower heat and simmer uncovered about 8 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon and has no raw flour taste.
    6. 6
      Pour through a fine strainer, stirring and pressing to extract all the flavors. Stir in the cream, salt (add to taste, may not need the entire TSP) and finally the thyme.
    7. 7
      Use immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2009

      55

      Wonderful sauce. I used this for my stuffed shells with ground turkey and ricotta cheese. Yummy!

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    • on July 16, 2007

      55

      Loved the taste. It was very easy to make.This is my second time making it. Didn't have any heavy cream on hand, so I left it out. It was still great, and probably less calories. Used it for vegetable lasagna, and family loved it too.

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    • on May 25, 2006

      55

      Delicious!! I used this for the white sauce in Ivo's Mutant Ricotta-Less Lasagna Ivo's Mutant Ricotta-Less Lasagna (http://www.recipezaar.com/131606) but it was so easy I'm going to start using it as the base for other dishes. It's yummy and makes the house smell good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bechamel Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 203.5
     
    Calories from Fat 135
    66%
    Total Fat 15.0 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 9.4 g
    47%
    Cholesterol 48.4 mg
    16%
    Sodium 413.3 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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