White Sauce Recipe (Bechamel Sauce)

White sauce (also called Bechamel sauce) is a very versatile sauce that you can use to prepare numerous tasty dishes like lasagna, baked pasta, and many fish / meat dishes. The base of the recipe is the “roux,” or the mixture of flour and butter which was mentioned for the first time in the 16th century in a German cookbook. The sauce took the name from Louis de Béchameil, a famous French financier. He perfected an old Italian recipe for white sauce, which Italians used to call the “glue sauce” because of its consistency.

Try this simple recipe, and your dishes will never be the same again.


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