Top Rated Béchamel Sauce Recipes

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"Well, it looks really good, but is it worth all that effort? YES. Yes it is. Take my word for it. In fact, after you make this lasagna for the fifth time (because your family keeps requesting it), it’s not going to feel like any effort at all. With eggplant slices for “noodles,” the meaty Italian red sauce and creamy coconut milk “béchamel” make this one of the dishes I’m the most proud of in the whole entire book. Enjoy!" -Casey Joy GarciaRecipe excerpted from cookbook Fed & Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes by Casey Joy Garcia 
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Béchamel is a home-economics-class sauce. You learn to make it, but you never conceive of using it again. But a good béchamel has its place in the world, though mostly as a supporting player rather than a star. You can’t make a cheese soufflé without béchamel, some delicious lasagnas are made moist with béchamel (called besciamella in Italian), and real mac and cheese is all about the sauce, which starts with béchamel. Many béchamels are made with only milk, but I’m adding 30 percent cream because I like the depth of flavor it imparts. Don’t be tempted to add a lot of nutmeg. It’s fun to grate, but it can call unwanted attention to itself. Click here to read more about sauces. 
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makaronia tou fournou
Makaronia tou fournou is the Cypriot version of pastitsio, the Greek oven-baked pasta with meat and tomato sauce as well as Béchamel.
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Stuffed meatballs are just delicious. I love these blue cheese meatballs with bechamel sauce. If you are strick on the paleo diet then omit the cheese and you can stuff these with avocado, roasted red peppers or any other of your favorite ingredients. The bechamel sauce is paleo except for the cheese! If you do omit the cheese then add about a 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. These are great for paleo entertaining! Enjoy… For this recipe and other entertaining tips from Cindy's Table, click here and sign up for my newsletter.
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This dish is a lovely afternoon snack. Add as much Worcestershire sauce as you can — it cuts brilliantly across the sweet leeks.
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Chef Joel Christy of PL8 Kitchen & Side Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., created this hearty mac ‘n’ cheese specifically for the morning-after brunch crowd. Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as a spring-break destination is renowned, so leave it to the locals to fix up a can’t-fail hangover cure. It’s also a great way to use up leftover baked potato. Click here to see a recipe for béchamel sauce. Click here to see the Chefs' Favorite Hangover Cures story.
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Go-Chu-Jang Mac and Cheese
Recipe Courtesy of BibigoYou may be unfamiliar of the popular Korean condiment, Gochujang, but it’s time to get acquainted. This red chili paste is savory, spicy, and flavorful; using even a little completely transforms any boring plate of food. Gochujang provides the perfect counter-balance to the richness of macaroni and cheese.  
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Pressure Cooker Gnocchi and Mushrooms
Once heated, pressure cooker gnocchi cooks in just one minute. You read right, one minute! This recipe is great for a quick and healthy meal, plus it can be made vegan with some substitutions.Excerpted from The New Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Adams Media. Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of iStockphoto.com
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It's one of Carême's original four mother sauces. Butter, flour, milk, whisk, season. Learn it! — Arthur Bovino
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Garlicky Artichoke Pizza
This pizza is simple and delicious. Resist the urge to put more veggies on it. Let the artichoke shine! OK, and the garlic I guess.See all recipes with garlic.Click here to see 9 Amazing Artichoke Recipes.
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Explore Cuisine green vegetable lasagna
Made with real, whole organic ingredients, this unique lasagna boasts vegan and vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free ingredients. Forget substitute; the no-boil Explore Cuisine Green Lentil Lasagna noodle will become your new home-cooked dinnertime favorite.
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This is a wonderful and warming fall recipe that is filled with buttercup squash and cheese.
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