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Playing Melissa D’Arabian’s Simple Béchamel Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted margarine
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups LACTAID® Fat Free Milk, warmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • White pepper to taste


Serves: 24


Melt margarine over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, but not browned, about 3 minutes.

Whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat, whisking until flour is absorbed. Add LACTAID® Fat Free Milk and whisk constantly until the mixture is thick and smooth, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.