Bechamel Sauce
15 mins (prep 15)
6 ingredients
4 servings
From Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Italian. She says - This sauce is named after the Marquis de Bechamel. In Italian, it's called balsamella or besciamella. The original and full French version also involves steeping some onion and a bay leaf in milk for 30 minutes to infuse the sauce with more flavor but here's an everyday approach. My simplified version is a snap to make and is perfect with baked rigatoni with bechamel sauce. You could also use it the way you would hollandaise sauce.

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Serving Size (34.49 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 183.56 Calories from Fat 138.33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.37g 94.59%
Saturated Fat 9.56g 191.22%
Trans Fat 0.61g %
Cholesterol 39.75mg 53.0%
Sodium 293.02mg 48.84%
Total Carbohydrate 10.81g 14.41%
Dietary Fiber 1.61 g 25.68%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 2.14g 17.11%
Vitamin A 463.35IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 9.72mg% Iron 0.55mg%
*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:
ground white pepper