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Dairy Free Mornay Sauce

January 01, 2020 S Malik 5 Comments

Dairy Free Mornay Sauce

Béchamel is a standard white sauce and also the most versatile of all sauces. This means it is used as the starting point for making many other sauces. Once such sauce is Mornay Sauce. It is basically béchamel with cheese added. The sauce is incredibly easy to make. Here I show you how to make Dairy Free Mornay Sauce. It goes well with pastas and vegetables.

I make this classic using dairy free cheddar style shredded cheese. As you can see in the picture the sauce looks grainy rather than saucy that is just because dairy free cheeses are sometimes hard to melt and I was a bit impatient. So take your time to melt the cheese to make it more smoother.

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  • 35 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
1 cup dairy free cheddar style cheese, shredded
1/2 cup dairy free butter
2/3 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
3 cups dairy free milk
black pepper powder, to taste
nutmeg powder, pinch
salt, to taste
egg substitute (equivalent of 3 eggs)

egg Free Mornay Sauce in a pan


20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
1 min
Place a pot over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt.
2 min
Add the gluten free flour and whisk until it forms a roux. Cook for 2 minutes until the smell of the flour goes away.
5 mins
dairy free milk added to gluten free and dairy free roux
Add the milk in slowly, in small batches, while continuously whisking so that no lumps form.
10 mins
adding dairy free cheese, seasoning and egg substitute to the bechamel sauce
Let the sauce thicken then remove from heat. Add the egg replacer, cheese and seasonings then mix well.
20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Use cheese of your choice.
  • Leave out the egg replacer if you want.

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  1. Béchamel is a fantastic sauce by itself but when you say you need to add cheese to it, the taste must be out of this world - so delicious! Can't wait to give this Mornay sauce a try!

  2. I have never heard of Mornay sauce but it sounds like it would be perfect to add to a pasta bake. Will try it tonight and report back - it looks delicious!

  3. I love this sauce, and this looks like a great dairy free option.

  4. Love bechamel, and this looks really yummy. What DF milk do you suggest for the best flavour?

  5. Great tutorial to make a mornay sauce dairy free!