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Though made about as thick as yogurt here for the lasagna recipes, this classic white sauce can be thinned with milk or cream to make an elegant base sauce. Add 1 ounce grated Gruyère cheese and 2 egg yolks per cup of thinned béchamel to make a Mornay sauce that’ll dress up eggs, fish, shellfish, vegetables, or chicken, or add a blend of cheeses (such as Gruyère, fontina, and Parmigiano-Reggiano) and a spoonful of Dijon mustard to create a base for macaroni and cheese.
Servings 3 cups


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons gluten-free flour mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch or two of nutmeg


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 90 seconds to combine. Whisk in the milk, raise the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer while stirring, for 10 minutes longer. Season with salt and the nutmeg.