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Easy Microwave White Sauce in 3 minutes (Bechamel Sauce)

Learn how to make an easy white sauce (also known as Bechamel Sauce) in Microwave in 3 minutes. It goes very well with pasta and pizza.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword microwave recipe, white sauce
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method Microwave
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 93kcal
Author Bhavana Patil



  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl for a 15-30 seconds. I used 1000watt microwave
  • Whisk the flour into butter, and microwave for another 15 secs.
  • Add Milk and whisk well, there should not be any lumps now.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute, stopping it every 30 seconds for a stir.
  • Quick stir mixture and microwave again for 1-2 minutes more or till it thickness, stopping it every 30 seconds for a stir.
  • Once white sauce is thickened add salt and pepper to season and use it with any pasta dish you like.



  1. Each and everyone microwave settings are different, so keep an eye by checking every 30 secs.
  2. Variation, you can also add ½ cup of any cheese at the same time as adding milk, it becomes cheese sauce.
  3. You can store this white sauce in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg