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Cheesy Béchamel Sauce

Cheesy Béchamel Sauce

I’m not really a fan of White Sauce or Béchamel Sauce, but pop some cheese in and slap it into lasagne and I’m a very happy camper. Use this as a base for Mac & Cheese if you like, or omit the cheese for the kind of sauce I think ruins vegetables! This recipe uses the Thermomix, so there’s no gruntwork in stirring as the traditional method requires. There’s enough here for 1 regular lasagne with a layer’s worth left over.

9 minutes cooking time (12-15 if recipe is doubled)

50g butter
50g plain flour
70-85g grated tasty cheese
½ ts mustard powder
¼ ts salt
pinch nutmeg
500g milk


1 – Place all ingredients in the Thermomix bowl

2 – Set to 90° C and cook on speed 4 for 9 minutes (12-15 if recipe is doubled). Check the thickness and if it’s too runny cook for another 2-3 minutes.