Eggplants Involtini

Vegan Bechamel Sauce

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This Vegan Bechamel Sauce is super creamy, quick to make and delicious.

Back in my Gastronomy Master, the Chef used to say, that no cook should call himself a cook if he can not make a perfect bechamel sauce eye’s wide shot!

Eggplants Involtini
Eggplants Involtini with Vegan Bechamel Sauce

I also think that mastering a Bechamel sauce is a skill that everyone should master because you can use this sauce for a variety of dishes, such as pasta, lasagna, casseroles, and any other dish that needs a creamy and saucy component such as this Vegan Eggplant Involtini.

Which Ingredients Make a Traditional Bechamel Sauce?

To make a traditional Bechamel Sauce you need butter, wheat flour, milk, nutmeg and salt. That simple! Optionally you can add Pepper, preferably White Pepper, so the Sauce looks White, without black spots.

I am making a vegan bechamel sauce with extra virgin oil (you can also use vegan butter or margarine), chickpea flour, almond milk, nutmeg, pepper, and salt.

Bechamel Sauce
Bechamel Sauce

Variations:

You can optionally add Nutritional Yeast to add some Dairy Flavor, that the traditional milk delivers.

Feel free to use black pepper (as I did), when the sauce is going into another preparation, and you don’t need a pure white sauce.

You can use any other plant based milk, always choosing a creamy one. You just need to replace the plant milk with the same quantity.

I also like adding nutritional yeast. It contributes to the “dairy-like” flavor we are used to get from a traditional dairy-based bechamel sauce.

Nutritional Yeast Parmesan: why adding Nutritional Yeast to your diet is a good idea?

According to WebMed, nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients often lacking from vegetarian and vegan diets. It’s also free of gluten, soy, and sugar, making it a great dietary addition for people with food sensitivities. However, research shows that its nutritional content can benefit any diet.

This bechamel with almond milk is the one that I use to make other dishes such as the Veggie Lasagna,

Vegan Vegetable Casserole

Vegan Eggplant Involtini.

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vegan bechamel sauce

Vegan Bechamel Sauce Recipe

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This Vegan Bechamel Sauce is super creamy, quick to make, and delicious.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Preparation, Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Cooking pot
  • Whisk

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Start making the bechamel by melting the olive oil on a saucepan and adding the flour.
  • When it starts to brown, cook it for 1 minute more and add the vegetable milk.
  • Stir with a whisk until it starts to get creamy. Add the nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Notes

This sauce gets sticky very quickly, so; you should make it just when everything is ready to assemble.
Plant milk: any plant milk will work here. Good creamy replacements for almond milk are unsweetened oat milk and soy milk.
Keyword bechamel, quick
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