Want a bechamel recipe so quick and easy that you can have it done in minutes? If yes, then the quick recipe is just for you!
It was the Frenchman, Marquis Louis de Bechamel, who began using this amazing white sauce in his recipes in the 17th century.
It became quite famous, and now we often use his name in the kitchen without even knowing it!
Although a few sources here in Italy claim that bechamel is actually Italian, and not French!
Personally, I am not bothered where it comes from. I a only bothered about making it as delicious and creamy as possible!
It is not often used on it’s own, but with the addition of cheese or other flavourings, it can be turned into a simple pasta sauce. Or it even can be poured over vegetables and cooked (with he addition of breadcrumbs) until golden brown for a delicious gratin.
While it requires few ingredients and is not difficult to make, there are some tricks to use for the success in the preparation of bechamel.
Bechamel Recipe: Ready In 5 Minutes
Beschamel can be used in many different pasta and vegetable recipes. Quick and easy recipe in the microwave!
- 1 Litre of milk
- 100 Grams of flour
- 100 Grams of butter
- Salt & pepper
#1 Make sure you have a container suitable for microwave cooking.
#2 Put the butter in the container and let it melt in the microwave for about 40 seconds.
#3 Sift the flour and add it to the melted butter, stirring well with a whisk.
#4 Combine the cold milk with the butter and flour and stir with a whisk to prevent lumps from forming.
#5 Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
#6 Now microwave the mixture for about 4 minutes, checking every minute or so to see the density of the bechamel.
The bechamel is ready!
How easy is that?!
How Do You Store Bechamel Sauce?
Once the sauce has been prepared, let it cool, then transfer it to airtight jars and store it in the fridge.
The sauce can be used for up to 2 weeks.
How To Use Beschamel Sauce
Now that you’ve prepared your tasty creamy bechamel sauce, here are some ways to use it.
- Lasagna or baked pasta
- Chicken or meat pies
- Fish Cupcakes
- Potato pie
- Meat casseroles
- Macaroni with cheese (just add the cheese you want)
- Pasta just with white cream
- Baked or cooked vegetables