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Olive Oil Béchamel Sauce

A simple Béchamel sauce made with olive oil and parmesan cheese.
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • Set a pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil.
  • When it starts to shimmer, then add in the flour. Whisk to combine. Allow to cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add in ¼ cup of the milk. Mix to combine.
  • Add in the remaining 1 ¾ cups of milk. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese. Grate the nutmeg into the pot.
  • Add kosher salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta.


The sauce might look too thin when you pull it from the heat, but as it cools a little it will thicken up to be the perfect consistency. 
If it ends up being too thick for your liking, slowly add in a little bit of water or milk. Then check the seasonings again.