I read a recipe of white sauce pasta on Diary of a Cusp, (which by the way is a very good blog if you are looking for recipes 🙂 ) and instantly remembered that we also made something similar once at home. So, we decided to give that a go again and the result was yummy. 😀 Oh, did I mention that Diary of a Cusp just awarded me with a Liebster? Well, now you know. 😀 I am loving the support. 🙂
Coming back to the recipe, this is special because we did not have a lot of ingredients, that I consider important for this like cheese and garlic, at home at that time and it still tasted delicious. Read on to know further:
- Pasta of any shape (Around 100 – 150 grams)
- Milk (One-fourth of a cup probably :P)
- All Purpose Flour/Maida (Around two tablespoons)
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Vegetables of your choice (We used onions and capsicum, but adding any or all of mushrooms, beans and carrots would be a good idea).
Let’s start now, shall we?
- Boil the pasta as per the instructions given on the back of the packet. Mostly, you have to put the pasta with thrice the water in a wide-mouthed vessel and bring it to a boil. Keep the vessel on the flame till you are sure that the pasta is properly cooked . Once done, shift it to a sieve so that the water drains out and put just a tiny bit of oil in the pasta so that it doesn’t get sticky.
- Heat oil in a pan, add a little bit of oregano and chilli flakes and toss the vegetables and cook till they are well-cooked. 😛 (Really now, nobody would make fun of my recipe explaining skills. Do you want the recipe or not?) Add a little bit of salt and pepper and toss the veggies. You can always add more salt, pepper at a later stage.
- Add pasta to the veggies and toss again.
- In a separate pan, add little bit of oil and put two-three small pieces of garlic for flavour. When it starts giving aroma, add around two big spoons of all-purpose flour and toss till it looks kind of cooked and cream-ish. Add milk slowly and keep stirring so that there are no knots formed. You can do this step with either one-fourth cup of milk or one-fourth cup of cream or using both equally, i.e. one-eighth of each. 😛 In that case, first add milk, then cream slowly. Once it starts cooking, add salt and pepper to taste. (Update: Princess Butter suggested in the comments that she doesn’t use all-purpose flour at all. I tried doing that and yes, it tastes the same. You can totally skip adding all-purpose flour and go straight to adding milk. Adding all-purpose flour just makes the sauce get cooked and become creamier faster).
- Once the sauce is almost completely cooked, add the sauce to the veggies + pasta mixture and cook a little bit more till everything is mixed properly. Once this is done, you can add some herbs like Oregano and chilli flakes. 🙂
- Go, hog now. 😀
Now coming to the more important things about this recipe:
- This is NOT the proper way of making a white sauce pasta and there are many recipes available for that. This is a simple way around (Jugaad 😛 ) and does the job of being tasty, so.. 🙂
- I couldn’t believe that it tasted good enough without adding cheese, considering how unhealthy processed cheese is (at least the ones available in India) and considering how much I love them, I am glad that it worked without them. 🙂 If you wish to add cheese, just put some after performing point 5, that is, once you have added the white sauce to and tossed everything together, add grated Mozzarella cheese to the mixture and toss and cook a bit again.
- I know this is probably the worst way of sharing a recipe, but I really wanted to share the recipe because it is simple and tasty. Maybe, it sounds complicated but ask me in the comments section if anything is unclear. It really isn’t complicated. 🙂
That’s it! Thanks for reading. I hope you like it. 😀
21 thoughts on “Easy White Sauce Pasta Recipe!”
Yummy pasta recipe!!! and the picture looks awesome too! By the way, i added you on FB, I thought I should have done it a long time ago! 🙂
Thanks snowflake. I can’t see you on my FB, did you add a wrong Srishty? :O
I may have done that, I’m afraid! Though the Srishty I added looks somewhat like you and also works for KPMG! Add me, my name is Shalinee Ghosh Laval.
wow! so many coincidences. and yes, will add you myself. I would love to be in touch with you :), although I don’t post anything blog related on FB yet.
You have sent a friend request to me only :O, no idea why it doesnt’t appear in my notifications.
Even if you just add milk, it turns very creamy after a while. I just put milk in the veggies submerging all and a lil more and after the milk reduces in half, i add pasta. So I can avoid cheese and maida for lower cal count and no compromise on taste. 😀
Second that. Maida is a no-go for me as well. Though, cheese sneaks in mysteriously at time- pata nai kaise 🙂
princessbutter’s recipe sounds like an even easier version of my recipe and it doesn’t include maida. So, I guess this is a better option. 😀 and remember, even her recipe doesn’t include cheese, so go easy on that! 😀
Life is such a waste after I discarded cheese and maida- and of course, butter and sweets ( which is the resolution since my birthday, if you didn’t know about that 😛 ).
Though butter does not mean peanut butter of course 🙂 You already know why,
This is an even easier version of what we do and uses less utensils. 😀
They call me many names. One is Queen of Jugaad.
Queen of Jugaad is actually a cool name to have. 😀
This is a good jugaad. There is a shop nearby, which is pretty famous among those in North Campus- they make amazing pasta. Or so am told.
By the way, do you know about white sauce? I mean is it healthy?
as in, which white sauce are you referring to? The one that I mentioned in my jugaad recipe or some other?
I think North Campus has some really, really amazing places to eat. I wish I can visit their often. I have only been there twice out of which one was for DCE exam, and those were the horrible admission process days, so trying out food wasn’t on my mind. 😉
Second time I had the tandoori momos at QD’s. Absolutely divine experience!! 😀
Arre the one you mentioned in your jugaad 🙂
North Campus and Delhi University has been a total disaster till now. The people I have come across, I mean. But there is this girl with whom I went out today. Kamla Nagar, of course. “Y Not Chinese” and it was actually good. Value and taste for money is how I judge a place. Like 200 bucks for two coffees at CCD is not done by my rule ( You have to visit Indian Coffee House to know why ). But this little place was good. Highly recommended
PS- I did eat things made of maida, and for that am going to feel guilty for the next week or so 😛
Not all things and places are to be judged based on your dating experiences. 😛
Oh, for my sauce, it is, obviously, not something you will eat for good health but it is not as harmful as many other tasty things we are addicted to. If you think about it, it is milk + veggies + soozi/semolina pasta. You can easily skip the maida and the cheese, so unless you are allergic to milk or have digestive issues with milk, it is fine. 🙂 Also, Fab India has wheat pastas, just in case. 🙂 I have never tried them though.
How come you got my juggadu recipe :P, I make the same recipe all the time but instead of cream I just add milk and let it get thick and adding oregano make it more lip smacking. Yummy pics 🙂
Hahahaha! Thank you so much Pratibha, great minds think alike, 😉
its been a long time i ate pasta and i am longing for it now 😦 sigh 😦
haha, this one is quite an easy recipe Chip, especially if you make it using the suggestion of Princess Butter (as per the comments), make it and finish it up fast! 😀