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recipe of white sauce pasta

Recipe of White Sauce Pasta: Creamy & Cheesy Goodness

Are you looking for some creamy and cheesy indulgence while you binge-watch Netflix? Or Are your midnight cravings keeping you awake and asking for velvety richness?

We brought you the recipe of white sauce pasta.

But before we reveal it for you to savor, one last question. 

Do you want to get a taste of French cuisine with minimal ingredients and efforts to invest?

So far, I am sure you must be super excited to know what it is. 

A little hint. 

It hails from the charming streets of France. 

Okay, here is the big reveal. 

White Sauce Pasta: Ingredients & Recipe

pasta served on the plate

You might have had it in restaurants, but, let me tell you,  you can whip it up from the comforting space of your kitchen. And if you want to enhance your cooking skills, don’t forget to read the basic cooking skills here.

Do you want to know how?

Let’s get into it.

White Sauce Pasta Recipe: Ingredients

Ingredients to prepare white sauce pasta for 2 include – 

  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (or 1 tablespoons of wheat flour)
  • 1 cup full-fat milk 
  • 1 cup penne pasta 
  • Water for boiling the pasta
  • Salt

Additional ingredients required on your choice

  • Garlic or garlic powder (optional)
  • Vegetables like bell pepper, sweet corn kernels, olives, broccoli, etc. (optional)
  • Cheddar, mozzarella, creamy cheese, or parmesan cheese (Amount required depending on your choice)
  • Seasonings like oregano, basil, thyme, etc. (¼ tablespoon is sufficient. You can adjust quantities as per your liking).
  • Chilly flakes (optional)
  • Black pepper (optional)

Step by Step Recipe of White Sauce Pasta

recipe of white sauce pasta

For your understanding, we’ve broken down the entire white sauce pasta veg recipe into four major sections. These are then further segmented into steps for better clarity.

1. Make White Sauce

  1. Start while heating a saucepan.
  2. Once heated, keep the flame low, and add 2 tablespoons of butter to it. You can choose either salted or unsalted butter. Your choice.
  3. Once the butter starts melting and makes a sizzling sound, add 1 tablespoon of grated garlic. 

Note: We have added the mentioned the use of garlic in this recipe of white sauce pasta. You can avoid garlic if you don’t like it or use garlic powder instead.

  1. Fry the garlic for a few seconds until light golden brown. 
  2. Add 1 and ½ teaspoons of all-purpose flour. Depending on the choice of sauce consistency, you can even add 2.
  3. On medium flame, mix the flour and the bitter together. Saute them well until the flour changes its colour to a pale golden and loses its raw smell.
  4. Make sure to keep stirring the two well so that the flour cooks evenly and doesn’t turn brown or stick to the bottom of the pan.  
  5. Start pouring the milk (cold preferred) slowly and use a whisk (or spatula) to mix it well, so that no lumps are formed. 
  6. Stir frequently for a smooth creamy texture. Keep on doing it until the sauce thickens. 
  7. Pour the rest of the milk into batches and stir. To check if it is done yet or not, see if it coats the back of the spoon. If it is thick enough to your preference, you are good to go. 

Note: If you want more cheese and creaminess in your sauce, you can choose to add 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese or grated parmesan cheese.

  1. Do not forget to add salt. Well, that’s obvious. But I still want to make sure, you don’t forget. 
  2. Don’t overcook the sauce. As the sauce gets thicker on cooling, make sure to keep the consistency accordingly. 
  3. Lastly, taste the sauce. Adjust spices or salt to your liking.

2. Cook Pasta

Well, if you are a multitasker and can handle two tasks altogether, then you can carry on this process of the recipe of white sauce pasta while preparing it.

But if not, don’t worry. You can get it done both after or before you are done with your pasta sauce. 

  1. Boil water in a pan, and add 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of salt to it. 
  2. Add 1 cup of penne pasta (or any other preferred shape) after the water comes to a boil. 
  3. Cook on medium flame till it reaches al dente texture. Don’t overcook them otherwise, it will get too mushy. Keep it tender and firm. 
  4. Strain the pasta to a calendar or use a larger strainer spoon. 
  5. Don’t forget to reserve some stock. 

3. Saute Vegetables

recipe of white sauce pasta

  1. Put some butter or oil in the pan. 
  2. Add vegetables of your choice. Like carrots, broccoli, olives, sweet corn kernels, bell peppers, etc. 
  3. Saute them on a little low flame. Don’t overcook them but keep it a bit crunchy. 

Note: You can totally avoid this step if you don’t like vegetables at all. Also, meat lovers can replace vegetables with meat or shrimp for protein-rich creaminess. 

4. Mix them Together

  1. Now add vegetables and pasta to the white sauce. 
  2. Mix everything together gently. 
  3. For more richness in the sauce aroma and flavor, you can add black pepper powder, thyme, basil, oregano, grated or a pinch of nutmeg powder. 

Note: If the sauce seems too thick, add the stock into the .. to loosen it up for preferred consistency. 

Serve It with Love

  1. Garnish the white sauce pasta.
  2. You can choose any herb like parsley, basil, chives, or thyme for a fresh aroma. You can even add grated cheese, cream cheese, and mozzarella for more heightened appeal. 
  3. For a little hint of spice, you can add chili flakes. 

White Sauce Pasta Recipe Without Maida (All-flour)

You can follow the same recipe for white sauce pasta with a small customization. Instead of Maida, you can use whole-wheat flour (atta). 

Rest, follow the same process. 

Tips to Make Perfect White Sauce Pasta

We hope you enjoyed the recipe for white sauce pasta and have cooked the delicious pasta. While you are preparing it, do not forget to follow these important tips.

  • Prefer using cold milk over hot, as it has less tendency to form lumps.
  • Stir continually until the sauce thickens. 
  • Boil pasta at a 3:1 ratio. This means using 3 cups of water and 1 cup of pasta for perfect balance. 

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