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Easy Weight Watchers Bechamel Sauce

Easy Weight Watchers Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Easy Weight Watchers Bechamel Sauce Recipe. One of the most versatile and commonly used sauces in French cuisine is bechamel. Also known as white sauce, bechamel is made from a roux (a mixture of flour and fat) and milk. It can be used as a base for many different dishes, including gratins, souffles, and crepes.

While it may seem daunting to make bechamel from scratch, the process is actually quite simple. You will make it with butter, flour, low-fat milk, white pepper, dried thyme, and ground nutmeg.

The key is to take your time and whisk the roux slowly to prevent lumps from forming. Once the roux is smooth, you can gradually add the milk until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

This quick and easy sauce is ready in just 27 minutes.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to master this classic sauce in no time.

What is Bechamel

Bechamel, also known as white sauce, is a classic French sauce made from butter, flour and milk. This creamy sauce is perfect for topping pasta or vegetables, and can be kicked up with added herbs or spices for extra flavor.

Bechamel is simple to make and takes just minutes to cook, making it a great option for quick weeknight meals.

How long will Bechamel Sauce last in the refrigerator

Bechamel Sauce will last in your refrigerator for up to 5 days when stored in a air-tight container.

Can you freeze Bechamel Sauce

Yes. Place in a freezer safe container, or a Ziploc Freezer bag, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight. The sauce will separate, so to reheat, place in a saucepan over low heat, and whisk using a wire whisk to reincorporate the sauce.

Weight Watchers Points

MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points 
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.

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Featured Ingredients

Dried Thyme

Dried thyme is a popular herb that can be found in most kitchens. It has a sweet, woodsy and slightly floral flavor that pairs well with many dishes.

Dried Thyme in a white bowl.
Dried Thyme

Ground Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a popular spice that is used in a variety of cuisines around the world. It is obtained from the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is native to Indonesia.

The tree produces two varieties of nutmeg: true nutmeg and mace. True nutmeg is the brown seed inside the fruit, while mace is the red, lacy covering that encases the seed.

It has a warm, sweet flavor and is often used in baking and holiday dishes. Nutmeg can also be grated and added to savory dishes for a bit of extra flavor.

Ground nutmeg in a measuring spoon.
Ground Nutmeg

What to make with Bechamel

Vegetables – Raw or cooked



Au Gratin Potatoes

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Easy Weight Watchers Bechamel Sauce

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Easy Weight Watchers Bechamel Sauce Recipe. This versatile French white sauce is a delicious addition to your favorite pasta dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4



  • Place a medium sized saucepan over low heat.
  • In the saucepan, add butter to melt.
  • Whisk in flour.
  • Whisk in milk a little at a time, whisking constantly.
  • When mixture is smooth, add salt, ground white pepper, nutmeg, and thyme. Stir to mix well.
  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer whisking continuously, approximately 10 minutes or until until thickened.


Serving size: 1/2 cup
MyWW Points: 6 Green Plan
6 WW Smart Points 
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 271mgPotassium: 336mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 374IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 1mg
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