Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pasta in white sauce

I can never forget the first time I tried this. I saw this recipe at the back of the pasta wrapper but it was a baking recipe. I was about to start baking and the current went off so went ahead with this recipe and now this has been regular in our weekend menu whenever pasta is in stock.I have made a tomato based pasta but still this is hubbys favourite.
Pasta in white sauce Recipe


Pasta in white sauce Recipe:
Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • Pasta - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1 chopped lengthwise
  • Onion - 1 chopped finely
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Seasoning - 1 tsp (optional) - I used the seasoning sachet that comes with pizza
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp

For the white sauce:
  • Cornflour -2 tsp
  • Maida - 2 tsp
  • Cheese - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup

Pasta in white sauce Recipe
Method:
  1. Cook pasta in water until soft yet firm enough to bite. Add a tsp of oil and salt while cooking pasta.
  2. In a mixing bowl, first mix little milk with cornflour and maida so that there is no lumps , keep aside.
  3. In a pan heat olive oil, add onions saute until lightly browned then add carrots and saute until it shrinks and raw smell leaves. Then add the milk-maida-cornflour mixture with remaining milk and mix well.
  4. Add the cheese at this stage and allow it to melt.
  5. It will start thickening at this stage - Add cooked pasta, required salt, pepper powder,seasoning, chilli flakes. Keep in low flame and cook for 3mins mixing well continuosly. Switch off and serve hot.
Pasta in white sauce Recipe
My Notes:
  • Adding seasoning enhances the flavour if you dont have just ignore that and go ahead with pepper and chilli flakes, it will still taste good.
  • Serve immediately as the white sauce thickens faster when kept for a longer time. If it becomes dry, add little more milk, mix and heat it at the time of seving.
  • You can include any veggies of your choice.
  • Adding cream also makes it more rich and tasty.
Pasta in white sauce Recipe

The first time I made this, I added cooked peas and carrot and this time only carrots. So adding veggies is totally your choice. You can add sweet corn too. Its easy and messfree as there is no grinding part :)


Pasta in white sauce Recipe

This is easy for breakfast and am sure kids will like it as the combination of milk, cheese and pasta can never go wrong. So what are you waiting for?! Try it out and see

For the spicy lovers, my version of spicy tomato pasta is coming up soon, so stay tuned.

Pasta in white sauce Recipe

56 comments:

  1. Looks so yum ...I am yet to try white sauce ....

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  2. i have never made pastas other than in tomato gravy, and i wanted to try a one with white sauce for a long time. Waiting for this post. Looks very creamy. Will try this soon

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  3. nice clicks and neat presentation

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  4. This looks inviting and delicious...

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  5. Looks so tempting..I was searching this recipe for my kid..
    thanks for sharing..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  6. Love pasta...this is my kind...creamy n yummy...hey sharmi..r u able 2 open my blog??did not c u recently in my blog,so asking abt it..dono what all this blogger monster is creating problems 4 us..wondering whether ppl could access my blog r not?

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  7. Absolutely love your props and presentation, beautiful :)

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  8. Looks so creamy and inviting... Definitely bookmarking...

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  9. @Jeyashri : Thanks a lot!! :) Sure do try this for your kids and let me know how they liked it

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  10. Creamy and tempting pasta,white sauce sounds delicious.

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  11. This is a nice recipe for White sauce, the ones that I come across are usually laden with cheese.

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  12. Simple and comforting any time... lovely pasta.. as usual... superb clicks!
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  13. Delicious pasta :) the seasoning and the white sauce base makes me really dream of this dish and drool :) Love the pics :)

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  14. The pasta looks perfectly cooked. I have bookmarked this .... will try this soon :)

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  15. Oh I love this recipe so much. My mom always made this since we were kids. Its time I make for my kid in future! Time flies so soon and this recipe reminds me of my childhood so much. Aaaah!

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  16. Slurpppppppppp!!!!mouthwatering here..

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  17. SOo tempting and delicious pasta, never say no to these wonderful dish..

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  18. Yummy pasta Sharmi. Your clicks makes this simple recipe look glamourous. :)

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  19. I am a big fan of pastas where as my better half is not..This is super good and i will try this soon...Very nice clicks sharmi..

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  20. looks delicious and tempting .. will try for my daughter ...... thanks sharmilee .......

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  21. looks very yummy. am not a big fan of white sauce coz it's very fatty. yours looks so good.

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  22. love the presentation....me n my hubby have always loved pasta with white sauce instead of tomato sauce too...:)

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  23. love the colours in the images :)

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  24. Pasta in White sauce,interesting recipe...Presentation and clicks are too gud.

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  25. Pasta with white sauce is super classic. I make a lot of white sauce .. never used cornflower though. Looks nice and delicious.

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  26. Seriously, Am a big fan for white sauce, I don like tomato sauce, even I hate pizzas for the same reason..But,I like the pizza with white sauce. Only thing is, I don add corn flour for making the sauce..Rest is the same.

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  27. Yummy pasta with white sauce,love it any time, love the pretty pot you hav kept the white sauce!!

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  28. nice recipe..this is an easy one pot dish which i make for my son.

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  29. Loved it all--the colorful pictures, pasta recipe with white sauce and the presentation! I'm gonna try this for my son, my pasta crazy son! ;)

    Hey I tried the apple Cinnamon milkshake y'day and my hubby and son loved it! Improvised a bit by adding two scoops of vanilla ice cream. The flavor of the cinnamon was brilliant. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipe ideas!

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  30. whenever im lazy to cook this is what i make..sooo easy...add a few chicken breast pieces and its one of our comfort meals :)

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  31. This is one of the best ways I like to eat pasta...simple yet delicious!

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  32. The pasta looks so delicious and it's so easy to prepare!

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  33. I like white sauces too - infact i like combining white and tomato sauces together - yummy! Has come out really well Sharmi.

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  34. Looks delicious...yum who would say no to this:)

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  35. Pasta with bechemel sauce looks awesome.

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  36. I am blown away with the whole recipe and the pics..We have always liked the white sauce in our house..

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  37. My kids love the white sauce .. clicks are awesome.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  38. That is a lovely bowl of pasta! I like your salsa with carrots, looks beautiful and healthy.

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  39. Delicious pasta..loved the white sauce!

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  40. Very new to me.. looks tempting.. thanks for the recipe !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  41. U take great snaps along with good food! Cool :)

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  42. Hi
    I love your photos and your recipes they want me to get up right now and try them Thanks for the recipes and your wonderful presentation
    You have a great collection of dinnerware and also great looking kitchen towels ... It would be great to see a post made exclusively for that so that we can feast our eyes on that too...
    I have you on my side bar links THANKS

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  43. Hi Sharmi,
    I was starving a while ago and since had to cook something all for myself, was thinking about something that doesnt consume lot of time. I came across this recipe and since I love pasta in any form, decided to try it immediately. Here I am (after 20mins)sitting with my hot cup of pasta, and man this tastes yumm!! You made my day (and my lunch) today, thanks girl! keep up the great work ! :)
    Cheers,
    Latha

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  44. Not being a big fan of tomato-based sauces for pasta, I have been lookin for quick white sauce recipes! This recipe rocks!!

    Keep up the good work!

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  45. Hi,
    I tried this pasta, it came out very well. my kid told its similar to restaurant taste.

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  46. Have been searching a lot for pasta recipes.... actually have selected one of them
    and wanted to follow also...but i came across your site with attractive photographs..
    and i had to read...i tried... it came out so well..Thanks a lot!!! went through
    cakes section as well...could please post any cake with an easy topping on it?

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  47. @Konica: Thats great to hear....sure will try a easy frosting and post it soon :)

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  48. Hi sharmi,

    I love pasta. I have tried it with Tomato puree. Pasta with White sauce invites me... Please sharmi,I would like to know if cheese can be skipped or can it be replaced by any other ingredient. Thank you,

    Cheers,
    Deepika.

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    1. I dont think cheese can be replaced...may be you can skip that but cant assure on the taste as white sauce is meant to be made with cheese

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  49. can we use wheat flour instead of maida?

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    1. No I woudnt recommend replacing white flour with wheat. The sauce texture will sure vary and spoil the dish on the whole, so use maida only.

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  50. What cheese do we use? I have those cheese spreads with me. Can that be used? Or those cheese cubes? Please suggest.

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    1. You can use parmesan / cheddar cheese....

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  51. Thanks for the recipe. I was waiting for this recipe.

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