white sauce pasta recipe, how to make pasta in white sauce recipe

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easy white sauce pasta recipe with step by step photos - easy to prepare and one of the most liked pasta recipes.

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white sauce pasta recipe with step by step photos. white sauce pasta is one of the easiest pasta recipe that one can make. its also one of the most popular pasta recipe. to make this delicious white sauce pasta, one just needs to prepare white sauce. then add cooked pasta. some steamed veggies can also be added to increase the nutrition value.

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you can also make white sauce pasta with mix veggies so that the kids can eat some veggies along with the pasta. i have previously shared a veg pasta in white sauce, which is a different method than this one. both the white sauce pasta recipes taste good.

in this recipe also, you can add some steamed or cooked or sauteed or roasted veggies. i have mentioned in the step by step photos, at which step you can add mix vegetable like carrots, green peas, beans, cauliflower, capsicum, sweet corn, broccoli, zucchini or baby corn.

while preparing pasta recipes, if possible then you can use whole wheat pasta. here i have used whole wheat pasta. for the recipe you can use pastas like macaroni, rigatoni, farfalle, penne etc

serve white sauce pasta as a snack or a light dinner.

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white sauce pasta recipe, pasta in white sauce recipe
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white sauce pasta recipe | pasta in white sauce

easy white sauce pasta recipe with step by step photos - easy to prepare and one of the most liked pasta recipes.

course main course, snacks
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 2
rough calories per serving 396 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for white sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour (atta) OR 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 cup chilled milk OR 250 ml chilled milk
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder) or add as required
  • generous pinch of nutmeg or grated nutmeg (jaiphal powder)
  • salt as required

for cooking pasta

  • 1 cup penne pasta OR 100 grams penne pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required

other ingredients for white sauce pasta

  • ¼ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme OR ¾ to 1 teaspoon mixed herbs

for garnish

  • any herb of your choice or some spring onion greens
  • vegetarian permesan cheese or grated cheddar cheese - add as required (OPTIONAL)

how to make recipe

making white sauce

  1. heat a saucepan. keep the flame to a low and add 2 tablespoons butter. you can use salted or unsalted butter.

  2. when the butter melts and starts to bubble, then add 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour (atta) or 2 tablespoon all purpose flour (maida).

  3. using a wired whisk 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. don't brown the flour.

  4. keep the flame to the lowest and then pour 1 cup chilled milk in a gentle stream. pour the milk with one hand and stir the sauce mixture with the other. the milk has to be chilled, so that lumps are not formed. if you use hot or warm milk or milk at room temperature, lumps can be formed.

  5. do stir frequently while the milk warms and heats up.

  6. on a low flame, simmer the sauce till it thickens.

  7. when the sauce has thickened well and coats the back of a spoon, switch off the flame.

  8. keep the saucepan down and add the seasonings - ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, a generous pinch of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg and salt as required. for a cheese sauce, you can add 2 tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese

  9. mix very well and keep aside. do note that on cooling white sauce will thicken more. so you can keep the consistency accordingly.

cooking pasta

  1. boil 4 cups water with ½ teaspoon salt in a pan.

  2. when the water comes to a boil, add 1 cup penne pasta.

  3. cook the pasta on a medium to high flame.

  4. 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.

  5. with a strainer spoon, strain the pasta.

making white sauce pasta

  1. then add them to the white sauce.

  2. add ¼ teaspoon each of dried oregano, dried basil and dried thyme. you can add your choice of herbs. at this step you can even add some steamed or cooked or sauteed or roasted veggies.

  3. mix very well.

  4. serve white sauce pasta garnished with some fresh herbs like parsley, chives or dill. you can also garnish with some grated cheddar cheese.

how to make white sauce pasta

a) preparing white sauce

1. heat a saucepan. keep the flame to a low and add 2 tablespoons butter. you can use salted or unsalted butter.

making white sauce pasta recipe

2. when the butter melts and starts to bubble, then add 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour (atta) or 2 tablespoon all purpose flour (maida).

making white sauce pasta recipe

3. using a wired whisk 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. don’t brown the flour.

making white sauce pasta recipe

4. keep the flame to the lowest and then pour 1 cup chilled milk in a gentle stream. pour the milk with one hand and stir the sauce mixture with the other. the milk has to be chilled, so that lumps are not formed. if you use hot or warm milk or milk at room temperature, lumps can be formed.

making white sauce pasta recipe

5. do stir frequently while the milk warms and heats up.

making white sauce pasta recipe

6. on a low flame, simmer the sauce till it thickens.

making white sauce pasta recipe

7. when the sauce has thickened well and coats the back of a spoon, switch off the flame.

making white sauce pasta recipe

8. keep the saucepan down and add the seasonings – ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, a generous pinch of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg and salt as required. for a cheese sauce, you can add 2 tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese.

making white sauce pasta recipe

9. mix very well and keep aside. do note that on cooling white sauce will thicken more. so you can keep the consistency accordingly.

making white sauce pasta recipe

making white sauce pasta

10. boil 4 cups water with ½ teaspoon salt in a pan.

making white sauce pasta recipe

11. when the water comes to a boil, add 1 cup penne pasta.

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12. cook the pasta on a medium to high flame.

pasta for making white sauce pasta recipe

13. when the pasta gets done to an al dente texture, switch off the flame. for a more softer texture, you can cook the pasta more if required. with a strainer spoon, strain the pasta.

pasta for preparing white sauce pasta recipe

14. then add them to the white sauce.

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15. add ¼ teaspoon each of dried oregano, dried basil and dried thyme. you can add your choice of herbs. at this step you can even add some steamed or cooked or sauteed or roasted veggies.

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16. mix very well.

white sauce pasta recipe, pasta in white sauce recipe

17. serve white sauce pasta garnished with some fresh herbs like parsley, chives or dill. you can also garnish with some grated cheddar cheese.

white sauce pasta recipe, pasta in white sauce recipe

dassana amit
Founder, Designer, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer ||

i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hey all recipes really gud… i hv tried many and they all come up superb ???? pls post recipe for Veg au gratin and tart shell also
    thanks in advabce

    • thanks a lot neha. will try to add veg au gratin and tart shell recipe.