Gluten free Bechamel recipe
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Gluten-Free Bechamel Sauce

This Gluten-Free Bechamel Sauce recipe can be made with or without dairy, and it's always a winner. 
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Bechamel, cream sauce recipe, sauce
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 5 tablespoons butter -OR- 4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons Gluten-Free Flour blend -OR- 2 tablespoons rice flour + 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 4 cups milk dairy, unflavored coconut or unflavored almond
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted (or warm oil). Add the gluten-free flour and whisk until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil. Add the hot milk to the flour 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.