Gorgeous Gluten Free Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

Nothing is more versatile in your dishes than a great Bechamel Sauce!  It's so easy to make Gluten-Free too!

Yes, you can make a great Gluten Free White Sauce!   No one will ever know it's gluten-free. 
Above the sauce is smooth and almost done but is still too thick and needs another ladle of milk.

This picture is how it will look just after blending the flour into the butter.  Slowly add the first ladle of milk and whisk like crazy.  The trick to a great sauce is to keep whisking the entire time, going slowly, and adding milk as needed.

Gorgeous Gluten Free Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)


  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 5 tablespoons of Gluten Free Glutinous (Sweet) Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2- 3 cups of 2 % milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
  • Salt, pepper
  • Spices of your choice.  We like a little minced roasted garlic mixed in
  • Parmesan or Cheddar cheese- optional (or try Goat cheese for a dairy-free option)


  1. Melt the butter in a large heavy saucepan or cast iron skillet over medium heat
  2. Sprinkle in the flour over the butter and whisk until incorporated and the roux starts to bubble
  3. Add a ladle of milk and whisk quickly to blend and smooth.  Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and then add a ladle at a time, continue to whisk, simmer and thicken before you add more.   
  4. Keep cooking and whisking until you have a smooth but not runny texture when finished.  Now you can add cheese, spices, etc. Use your sauce in any recipe that calls for a white sauce, like pasta, casseroles, meat pies, or gravy! 

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