Basic White Sauce - Salsa Di Besciamella
25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
5 ingredients
4 servings
Besciamella, white sauce, is more frequently associated with northern Italian cooking, and is used in oven-baked pasta dishes like lasagne, or with vegetables or fish. It can be made ahead and refrigerated for 3-4 days but will thicken as it sits. When you reheat it, thin the sauce, with a little milk. This basic recipe does not have the addition of herbs or spices. Those ingredients should be added after the sauce is cooked, and should be tailored to the dish being prepared. Recipe by Maryanne Esposito of Ciao Italia ---------- For those of you that don't know Maryanne Esposito, let me introduce you to a marvelous cook, who cooks only "Authentic" Italian food, and it is incredible! I had the priviledge of meeting Maryanne at a woman's luncheon many years ago, and she has her own cooking show on Channel 11 in NH. She and her husband, who is a local doctor, live in the next town from where I used to live and work.

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Serving Size (149.7 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 676.45 Calories from Fat 278.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.92g 190.3%
Saturated Fat 19.51g 390.19%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 146.39mg 195.18%
Sodium 623.65mg 103.94%
Total Carbohydrate 58.82g 78.42%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 58.82 g %
Protein 41.41g 331.29%
Vitamin A 949.08IU% Vitamin C 6.84mg%
Calcium 1427.9mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, fine sea salt, white pepper