Vegan Bechamel Sauce

Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.,Makes: 4 servings (2 cups)

As one of the original classic mother sauces, bechamel is a vital part of a wide variety of recipes, including casseroles, white lasagnas and mac and cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter-style sticks, such as Earth Balance
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened refrigerated soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Hot cooked pasta


  1. In a small saucepan, melt vegan butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in soy milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and nutmeg until smooth. Let rest 3 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pasta.


1/2 cup: 135 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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