White Sauce Pasta is a perfect medley of aromatic flavors, colorful vegetables, and creamy pasta.
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Keyword: white sauce pasta
for cooking pasta:
1cupPenne pasta or any pasta
for sauteing veggies:
2tbspcarrot finely chopped
2tbspcapsicum(bell pepper) finely chopped
2tbspsweet corn boiled
for white sauce:
1tbspall-purpose flour (maida)
2tbspcheese (skip if you do not prefer)
1/4tspblack pepper powder
Salt as needed
boiling the pasta:
Collect all the required ingredients.
Boil raw pasta according to the instructions given on the package or follow following instructions. Take 4 cups water in a deep saucepan, bring it to boil over medium flame.
When the water begins to boil rapidly then add 1 cup penne pasta and 1/2 tsp salt.
Cook the pasta on a medium to high flame.
Boil them until cook al-dente i.e cooked so as to be still firm when bitten. It will take around 10-12 minutes.
To check whether pasta is cooked or not, take one pasta in a fork and bite it. If it is a little firm to bite, it is cooked. If it is too hard to bite, it requires more cooking.
When the pasta gets done to an al dente texture, switch off the flame. for a softer texture, you can cook the pasta more if required.
With a strainer spoon, strain the pasta.
Set it aside.
sauteing the veggies:
Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan.
Add sweet corn, capsicum, and carrot.
Stir and cook until veggies are little cooked but still crunchy, for around 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
Turn off the flame and transfer them to a plate.
making white sauce:
Set the flame to low. Heat butter in the same pan or kadai.
When the butter melts and starts to bubble, then add all-purpose flour.
Stir the flour quickly as soon as you add it. Keep on stirring so that no lumps are formed.
The frequent stirring helps the flour to cook evenly. You will see the flour frothing and bubbling up while stirring. Sauté the flour till you get a nice cooked aroma from the flour and a pale golden color. Make sure the color of the flour doesn’t change.
Keep the flame to the lowest and then pour 1 cup milk in a gentle stream. Pour the milk with one hand and stir the sauce mixture with the other while stirring continuously with a whisk.
Do stir frequently while the milk warms and heats up.
On a low flame, cook this until the sauce turns slightly thick. It will take around 3-4 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the pan
Then add the seasonings-black pepper powder, salt as needed, oregano and chilli flakes.
Add cheese if using. I used cheese spread here, you can also use grated cheddar cheese also.
Gently stir until the mixture reaches a thick sauce consistency and the cheese blends well.
When the mixture starts to coat the back of a spoon as shown in the picture here, it means that it has started to thicken.
making white sauce pasta:
When the sauce has thickened well and coats the back of a spoon, add sauteed vegetables and cooked pasta.
Mix well to coat the pasta with the creamy sauce.
Turn off the flame and transfer to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle red chili flakes and serve white sauce pasta while they are still hot immediately.
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