Besciamella Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
Besciamella is a velvety smooth Italian-style béchamel sauce. This sauce is best known for its use in lasagna but can also be served with steamed vegetables or a nice cut of meat.
Dinner
Italian
5
ingredients
5
steps
20
minutes
Chef Davide always found the place where he could best express himself, communicate, and have fun was the kitchen. He began working in kitchens at age 16 and moved to Europe to explore different cuisines firsthand after graduating. He quickly landed at a culinary academy in Italy and graduated with honors. Chef Davide has since donned many chef hats, including those as a private chef, consultant, instructor and entrepreneur.

Ingredients

Servings:
3
1 1/4 cup(s)
whole milk
nutmeg, to taste
salt, to taste
2 tblsp
butter (see notes)
2 tblsp
all-purpose flour

Directions 5 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

In a small pot, heat the whole milk with salt and nutmeg without bringing it to a boil.

Step 2

Make the roux. In a saucepan over low heat, gently melt the butter.

Step 3

Add the flour and whisk until combined. Continue to cook the roux (the flour and butter) while constantly whisking until you reach a light golden color.

Step 4

Turn off the heat and add the heated milk one ladle at a time, while constantly whisking. Once all of the milk is incorporated, turn the heat back to low and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until you reach your desired consistency.

Step 5

Use immediately or transfer to a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the besciamella to keep a skin from forming on the surface of the sauce. Enjoy!


Notes:

Use a good selection of ingredients, especially the butter. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
148
FAT
11 g
PROTEIN
3.8 g
CARBS
8.9 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

28 Jul 2022

You can literally eat this with anything! SO creamy.

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Lauren B.

Lauren

25 Jul 2022

Makes everything it touches delicious.

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