Béchamel Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2½ cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

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By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2012

  • About

In Italian this is called besciamella, and the dispute as to whether it was the Italians or the French who invented it will probably never be resolved. It is a white sauce that is quite commonly used in Emilia-Romagna, particularly in baked pasta dishes. It is easy enough that a child can make it (with supervision), and our kids have become quite proficient at it.