Ways we use Béchamel in My Camper Kitchen!

Cooking in a camper kitchen is no different than cooking in a small kitchen in a trailer or a small home. It has it’s challenges!  Most of our great meals will most likely include “The White Sauce”! Here a just a few idea’s on how we use it!

Cream of… Soups – Thin out the béchamel with a little more milk or some good stock and mix it with anything from mushrooms to chicken. We are not lovers of anything in a can. That makes it tough while traveling because convenience is everything.

Lasagna – Béchamel is the glue that binds the layers of a classic lasagna. And by glue, of course we mean creamy, velvety, luscious sauce! We don’t make this one that often, but when we do it is always tasty! Lasagna is usually a made when we have someone over for dinner!

Soufflé – Every good soufflé starts with a good béchamel. A healthy handful of cheese melted into the béchamel also helps, of course, depending on where we are camping and how level our Coach is!

Casseroles and Gratins – This is one of our favorite comfort foods during the colder months. Most casseroles and Gratin recipes will still work fine with white sauce even if it doesn’t call for it! Everything from chicken or vegetable pot pie can be made with a béchamel.

Macaroni and Cheese – Add cheese to a base of bechamel to make the silkiest, richest mac n’ cheese you ever experienced. Again,we only make Mac n Cheese when we have friends over while traveling on the road.

White Sauce – Straight béchamel is so good spooned over biscuits! We fold in some sausage and slow-cooked onions for an extra-special Southern-style breakfast.

Sauce Base – We love to make a lot of sauces! Many of them require a white sauce base and many don’t. We have found that by starting out with the base, you can improve just about any sauce you make! We’ve even created a few new!