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White Sauce

This simple white sauce recipe made with butter, flour, and milk is also known as béchamel sauce. Use in lasagna, chicken pies, and cheese soufflés.
Makes:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, or more as needed


Prep:5 mCook:10 mReady:15 m
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour to form a thick paste; cook and stir until golden in color, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Whisk in 1 cup milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes more. Add more milk to reach desired consistency.

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