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How can you prepare béchamel for lasagna

It must be smooth, creamy, and thick enough.  
Keyword bechamel, bechamelforlasagna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • ½ cup or a stick of butter (113g)
  • ¾ cup of white flour (100g)
  • 4 cups of 2% milk   (1 liter)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg and black pepper


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the sifted flour; 
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  • Stir well with a whisk until you have a sticky yellowish paste; 
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  • Cook it gently for a couple of minutes until thick; 
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  • Remove the pan from the heat and pour the hot milk into the mixture, a little at a time; 
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  • Stir well to eliminate any clumps until a smooth white cream forms;
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  • Put the pan over medium-low heat and bring to a boil;
  • Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg; 
  • Cook until it thickens. Just be careful not to overcook it; otherwise, it will get too thick.