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Bechamel Sauce

How To Make Perfect 3 Ingredient Basic White Sauce (Bechamel)

Creamy white sauce is the prefect creamy base to so many other of your favourite sauces. A basic white sauce, known as a bechamel is a French classic. And this is one of the most very basic versions is only three ingredients.
Course Sauce
Cuisine French
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 165kcal
Author Debs


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk


  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over a medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to mix.
  • Cook the flour out for about 2-3 minutes to cook out the floury taste. Remove from the heat and slowly add the milk, whisking continuously. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a simmer while whisking. Simmer for about 2 minutes until the sauce is thick and creamy and silky smooth.