Thursday, July 24, 2014

White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Penne Pasta in White Sauce

White Sauce Pasta Recipe
I make pasta once in a while and mostly I end up making white sauce pasta as everyone at home demands for it.As there is very little scope and time for me to experiment on other cuisines on weekdays I push it to the weekends and as white sauce pasta is not much of work minimum chopping and no grinding, its perfect for me to make for weekend breakfast.The trick here is not to strain much on weekends so I reserve some easy recipes for weekends ;)

Italian cuisine is always our favorite.....Last weekend it was homemade pizza for saturday nights dinner.I have attempted to make pizza / pasta for lunch but then our taste buds doesn't suit it also mittu is not fond of pastas so it finds its place only for breakfast.

I love both the baked version and the stove top version.Getting the perfect white sauce consistency took some time for me nut now its just a child's play :) The love for white sauce led me to try this sandwich and I have got good reviews for the recipe from friends and readers already.
White Sauce Pasta Recipe

White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: World

Pasta - 1 cup (I used penne pasta variety)
Milk - 1 and 1/2 cups
Maida(All Purpose Flour) - 1 tbsp heaped
Carrot - 1 small chopped finely
Sweet Corn - 1/4 cup boiled
Capsicum - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Cheese - 2 tbsp grated
Butter - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

  1. Cook pasta with enough water along with a tsp of olive oil and salt.Drain and Set aside.White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Step1
  2. In a pan - heat a tsp of oil saute the veggies for 2mins,Set aside.Heat butter in a pan when it starts to melt add maida.White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Step2
  3. Whisk it well.Now add milk and keep stirring. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes slight thick and creamy.Cook in low medium flame and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Add required salt.Add oregano and pepper powder.White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Step3
  4. Add chilli flakes,once the white sauce becomes thick, creamy and coats the laddle.Add the sauted vegetables.White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Step4
  5. Add cheese,then cooked pasta and give a quick mix.Switch off.White Sauce Pasta Recipe - Step5
Serve hot ....yummm!!
White Sauce Pasta Recipe

My Notes:

  • Make sure to stir continuously to avoid lumps.After maida is added whisk it well and use a whisk to mix after milk is added.
  • You can add any vegetable of your choice.Capsicum,cabbage ,peas are few of my suggestions.
  • Oregano and pepper powder gives a great flavour.
  • If you want you can add 2 tbsp finely chopped onions too.
  • You can use any variety of pasta for this.I used Penne Pasta.
  • White sauce pasta gets dried up quickly so serve it as soon as you cook.If its gets thick and dry then add few tbsp milk and heat it up.
  • While serving add little grated cheese for extra richness and yumminess :) Sprinkle oregano while serving.
White Sauce Pasta Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

47 comments:

  1. looking so delicious.want to finish that cute bowl sharmi

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  2. hi Sharmi,

    How would the baked version of the same taste? I am a bit skeptical to try that.

    Thanks,
    Latha

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    1. Taste would be good only but its not saucy like the stove top version, it becomes slightly dry check out my mac and cheese recipe its a baked version

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  3. Hello sharmi
    After step 3, Step 4 should be done off the flame or with the flame on?could you please help me?
    Thank you,
    Lavanya

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    1. Everything till step 5 its with flame ON only....

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    2. Thank you ..Iam so tempted to try this by looking pics...:)

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  4. My all time favorite white sauce pasta:-)

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  5. Pastas are always life savers to me whenever I run out of rice or atta flour. Also they are a easy way to reduce effort in cooking and usage of utensils. I will try to incorporate as many vegetables as possible .

    Alao i use macoroni style as they are less in size and limit the amount of carbohydrate in my pasta meal.

    White saace pasta is really a quick fav for children.Cool pixs as always.

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  6. My favorite, love it any time of the day.

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  7. I want to make it now, picture makes me tempting

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  8. Sharmi, tried this today for dinner and it came out yummylicious!! I didn't have any veggies at home, just made a white saucy version. It came out so yummy! First time I'm trying something Italian and it turned out gud. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  9. Hi sharmi,I tried out today and it came out so well.my kid loved it.thank u sharmi for ur yummy recipe

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  10. Simple receipe but yummy taste.. I tried it today and came out superb.

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  11. Thanks for the yummie lovely recipe .made it for family on International women's day ;)

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  12. Hello .. i would like to make it for my wife.. just having small issues.. 1st what is the chilly flake? 2nd i here in malaysia oregano is available in dried form so will it do? Thanks in advance mem

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    1. Crushed dried red chilli is chilli flakes, yes use dried oregano

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  13. Hi Ms.Sharmi.. Could you suggest an alternative to maida, if any?

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    1. I am not sure of alternates here....may be cornflour not sure though

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    2. U can use wheat flour in place of maida but stir it well coz it gets brown sooner.

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  14. Thanks fr the recipe...it turned out wonderful. .my son couldn't believe it was home made

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  15. Thanks for the recipe..my son loved it. .couldn't believe it was home made :-)

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  16. Thanks fr the recipe...it turned out wonderful. .my son couldn't believe it was home made

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  17. Thanks fr the recipe...it turned out wonderful. .my son couldn't believe it was home made

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  18. Thanks to you, I could make pasta so easily! Thanks a ton! :) :)

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  19. Yummy recipe.. Can u please tell me how many people will this serve approx...

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    1. I have mentioned it already, serves 2

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  20. Made this at home today... My husband simply loved it..... Thanks for the wonderful recipie :) wld have loved to share the pic of the pasta I made :)

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  21. In case I send it in his lunch box will it become too dry

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    1. Yes it will become dry, it should be had hot

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  22. Amazing recipe it was so yummy......:d

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  23. Which type of cheese does you use in this

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  24. hi . my son like nonveg can i add chicken to the pasta and how and when .pl suggest

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    1. Yes you can saute and cook chicken separately and then add it.Add small pieces so that it cooks faster

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  25. Hi thanks a lot for the recipe. First time it turned out great. Second time I had lumps of maida and butter which were not getting mixed with milk even with constant stirring. Any fool proof tip or method to avoid this?

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    1. The trick is to keep whisking to avoid lumps, keep in low flame and cook

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  26. Are u talking about panner....when name cheese come

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  27. Thank you for the amazing and easy recipe. Tried it and it came out wonderful. No need of going to expensive restaurants, if I can make it at home.

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  28. Hi Sharmi,
    Can you tell me what kind of cheese you used.
    Is it parmesan ?

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  29. Hi Sharmi,
    Plz tell the cooking time of pasta to get non rubbery pasta?

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    1. Dont go by the timing, cook till the pasta is soft

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