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white sauce pasta recipe

Cuisine: Italian
Serve as: Dinner/Lunch

Tired of eating Red Tomato Pasta? Try this White Sauce Pasta! With its silky smooth and aromatic sauce made from butter, milk and all purpose flour (maida), it’s a guaranteed way to delight your taste buds.

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India

Shell pasta

Oregano

Red Chilli flakes

UK

Shell Pasta

Oregano

Red Chilli flakes

crushed black pepper

Timings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Quantity: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup shell or any other pasta
  • 2 Tbsp maida (all purpose flour)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tsp oregano
  • 3 Cheese slices
  • 1 Tsp chili flakes
  • 1 Tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 Cups of milk (Using full fat milk)
  • 1 Tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 big red chilli
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 Tsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation method

Steps For Boiling Pasta:

  1. Boil some water in a medium sized vessel and add some salt to it.
  2. Add 1 cup of pasta to the boiling water. I have used shell pasta, but you can use your choice of pasta.
  3. Cook the pasta for around 7-10 min on a medium to high flame. Not very soft or very hard is the stage we are looking for.
  4. Drain the water using a sieve and run some cold water over the pasta to stop further cooking.
  5. Add 1 tsp oil and give it a mix and keep it aside.

Steps for Sauce:

  1. In a pan, heat 1 tsp butter. Once the butter heats up, add 1 tsp chopped garlic and saute it for a min till garlic becomes light brown in color.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of chopped cauliflower. You can replace cauliflower with corns, peppers, mushrooms or broccoli as per your choice.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp chili flakes, 1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper. Give it a good mix and sauté till cauliflowers are cooked.
  4. Add 1 chopped red chilli Sauté these for a min. Make sure not to overcook them.
  5. Add some salt to taste and cook it for a min. Keep it aside for now.
  6. In a pan, heat 3 tbsp butter.
  7. Add 2 tbsp maida/ all purpose flour. Keep stirring and cook it for few min. Cook it till its raw taste is gone whilst no change in color.
  8. Add 2 cup full fat milk and keep stirring it to avoid any lumps in the sauce.
  9. Once the sauce comes to boil, add 3 cheese slices and give it a good stir. Cook the sauce till it thickens.
  10. Add 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp chili flakes, 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper and mix it well.
  11. In goes, the cooked cauliflower mixture to the sauce and give it a stir.
  12. Add the boiled pasta to sauce now and mix it well such that it gets a nice coat of sauce.
  13. Taste the pasta and adjust the amount of salt as per your taste.
  14. Pasta is now ready to be served. Enjoy!