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Kittencal's Bechamel Sauce

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“If you are not a garlic-lover then omit completely, the garlic and Parmesan cheese are only optional, I also like to add in a pinch of cayenne pepper, this sauce may be used for many recipes, it makes a wonderful spaghetti carbonara :)”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
4 cups (approx)
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in fresh garlic (if using) saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in flour and nutmeg; stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add in half and half cream; bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Mix in the Parmesan cheese (if using).
  7. Season with salt and lots of black pepper.

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