This French sauce may sound fancy, but it's actually the base for a range of homey, all-American recipes, such as Creamed Spinach and Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce.Made from butter, milk, flour, and salt -- sometimes with a touch of onion -- bechamel is a mild, creamy sauce you'll use again and again.
Our lightened-up version of a chicken standby has all the intensity of the original. To preserve mushrooms' earthiness, wipe them clean with a damp paper towel instead of rinsing. To showcase their shape, slice through the stem.
To make these up to a day ahead, prep and assemble the enchiladas (steps 1 to 3); cover and refrigerate. Go to step 4 when you're ready to bake and serve.
Before filling, soften the corn tortillas by stacking them between damp paper towels and heating for a minute in the microwave. This makes them more pliable and prevents tearing.