Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pasta in White Sauce

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine and Pasta in White Sauce is very delicious, filling and easy to prepare. In this delightful recipe, cooked pasta is enrobed in a freshly made white sauce which can be serve as a main course. So lets begin to learn with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".

Penne Pasta in White Sauce

Penne Pasta - 125 grams
2-3 tbsp of olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped

1 small onion finely chopped
2 green chilli chopped
Half red capsicum cut in slices
1/2 tbsp pepper powder

1-2 tbsp dried oregano/mixed herb
1-2 fresh basil

For White Sauce:

2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of cornflour/all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup of milk (boiled and cooled)
3-4 tbsp of grated cheese (mozzarella or parmesan or even amul cheese cubes)
Salt and pepper powder to taste


  • Add pasta in boiling water along with 1/2 tbsp of salt and 1/2 tbsp of oil.
  • Cook pasta till al dente (should be soft but firm). Strain the water and then rinse the pasta in ice cold water so as to stop the cooking process.
  • In a heavy bottom pan heat up rest of the olive oil.
  • Add the chopped garlic, onion and green chilli. fry till onion gets translucent.
  • Add the sliced capsicum. stir for a minute.
  • Add pepper powder, fresh basil and oregano.
  • Add some salt and chopped tomato.
  • Cook till tomatoes gets soft.
  • Now add the cooked pasta and give it a good toss.
  • Pour the white sauce and mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro
White Sauce:
  • In a pan add butter and flour.
  • Add salt and little bit of oil so that the butter does not burn. keep stirring for a minute or so.
  • Add milk and keep stirring for few minutes.
  • Add the pepper and grated cheese.
  • cook till cheese melts.

Note: In this recipe you can use any pasta of your choice instead of penne pasta. Though, I have just used red capsicum but you can also add different color of bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, mushroms, paneer and american corn. 

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