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French Béchamel Sauce

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


6-8 people



  • 3 Tablespoons + 2-1/4 teaspoons Butter Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the Butter Olive Oil over medium low heat. Add the flour and whisk until blended and smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden color (about 6-7 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in a different pan until just about to boil. Add the hot milk to the Butter Olive Oil mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
  • Season with salt and nutmeg and set aside until ready to use.
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