10 ways with béchamel - Macphie

Béchamel – your Swiss army sauce – has more clever uses than you might think.

Its rich and silky consistency makes it a staple for hearty lasagnes, cauliflower cheeses, pie fillings and stroganoffs. But you can also count on our Béchamel with Butter Sauce to provide a rich base for your soups and savoury dips. You can even use it in sandwich, wrap and toastie fillings as a savvy substitute for mayonnaise.

To inspire new uses for this store cupboard staple – and to perhaps transport your taste buds to far flung places – our chefs have pulled together 10 different ways to use it, featuring firm favourites and tapping into the trend for destination anywhere.

  1. Greek pastitsio

Transport your customers to the Mediterranean with this traditional Greek recipe (pictured above). Load our Béchamel with Butter Sauce on top of cooked tubes pasta and a cinnamon-spiced red wine meat sauce then bake for a stunning layered dish.

  1. Squash, kale & mascarpone cannelloni

Top your choice of cannelloni with our Béchamel with Butter Sauce for a rich, creamy and indulgent finish. We’ve gone for squash, kale and mascarpone in this recipe.

  1. Bombay chilli cheese toastie

Stuffed with spiced potatoes, a fresh green chutney, Emmental cheese and Béchamel Sauce with Butter, these incredibly moreish Bombay toasties are inspired by traditional Indian street food.

  1. Fondue

Forget cheese fondue – we’re all about the cheat’s fondue. Combine Béchamel with Butter Sauce with cheese to create a deliciously gooey dip that will transport your customers taste buds straight to the French Alps.

  1. Lasagne

Make hearty lasagnes just like mama used to make ‘em using the Béchamel with Butter Sauce as your base.

Lasagne made using Béchamel with Butter Sauce

  1. Lobster thermidor

Use Béchamel with Butter Sauce to create a first-class lobster thermidor dish by adding Dijon mustard, chopped parsley, paprika and Tabasco sauce and combining with your lobster meat.

  1. Basil blondie pizza

This blondie pizza can be made in minutes by coating your base in Béchamel with Butter Sauce and adding your favourite toppings. Here we’ve gone for roasted tomatoes, red onions and basil.

  1. Italian sharing bread

Sharing is caring. Create a delicious sharing bread with prosciutto and mozzarella, basil and sliced tomatoes and serve with a Béchamel with Butter Sauce combined with fried garlic, onion and a spoonful of fresh pesto.

  1. Cheese and ham toastie

This is the ultimate comfort food and can by combining Béchamel with Butter Sauce with cheese, you can make your toasties even gooier.

  1. Dauphinoise potatoes

Using the gratin technique, from the Dauphine region in south-eastern France, combine thinly-sliced potatoes with Béchamel with Butter Sauce mixed with chicken stock, garlic and thyme before topping with cheese and baking in the oven. Check out the full recipe here.

Béchamel at its best

Beyond its countless culinary uses, our Béchamel with Butter is also good for one more thing – the planet! We’re proud to have recently redesigned our packaging to be even more environmentally conscious.