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Atkins Béchamel Sauce
1.4g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style:French
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1

0.9g

Protein

16.6g

Fat

1.1g

Fiber

161.6kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Tap Water
  • 2 tbsp chopped Onions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg (Ground)
  • 1 Tbsp Thick-It-Up
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick

DIRECTIONS

Béchamel is a mild sauce that can be used in soufflés or simmered with finely chopped vegetables or meats.  Traditionally thickened with a mixture of flour and fat, our version uses heavy cream and a low-carb thickener instead.  Each serving is 1/4 cup.

  1. Combine cream, water, white onion, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain cream mixture; return to saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1 tablespoon Thick-It-Up thickener; cook until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; swirl in butter until melted. Use immediately

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)

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