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Gluten free Bechamel recipe
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4.40 from 41 votes

Gluten-Free Bechamel Sauce

This Gluten-Free Bechamel Sauce recipe can be made with or without dairy, and it's always a winner. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Bechamel, cream sauce recipe, sauce
Calories: 1191kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 5 tablespoons butter -OR- 4 ½ 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
  • ½ 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.



Use this gluten-free Bechamel to make Mornay sauce, cheese sauce, or any other deliciously creamy dishes.


Calories: 1191kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 5570mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 3330IU | Calcium: 1139mg | Iron: 1mg