Creamy Béchamel Sauce

Creamy Béchamel Sauce
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This basic white sauce is the base of many other sauces from cheese sauce to creamy herb sauce.
05 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 cups

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
3 tablespoons
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/8 teaspoon
pepper
Dash
ground nutmeg
2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg until smooth. Slowly stir in half & half; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Recipe Tips

Variation: Creamy Cheese Sauce: Omit nutmeg. Add 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to sauce as mixture begins to thicken. Stir until melted and smooth.

Nutrition Facts (1/4 cup)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
2g
Fat
11g
Sodium
135mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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