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Pasta In Homemade White Sauce / Bechamel Sauce
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PASTA IN HOMEMADE WHITE SAUCE

Pasta In Homemade White Sauce is an incredibly delicious and creamy dish prepared using basic ingredients from your kitchen.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Cheesy pasta, Creamy Pasta, Pasta in Bechamel Sauce, Pasta in roasted garlic white sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Kushi

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Pasta of your choice (180 gram)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 Green chilies / Serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Dried basil leaves
  • 4 oz Mushroom, chopped
  • ½ Capsicum / Green bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt, to taste

For the white sauce

  • 2 ½ tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon All purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • 1 slice Cheese (I have used Fontina cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Nutmeg, a small pinch
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt, to taste

Other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olives, chopped
  • Cilantro / Parsley / Basil leaves, chopped for garnish

Instructions

Step I

  • Heat oil in pan. Add the chopped onion and pinch of salt and saute till onion becomes translucent.
  • Now add in garlic, green chilies and saute for another one minute.
  • Add in the mushroom, parsley, basil and saute till mushroom develops some color.
  • Finally add the capsicum and saute for one or two minutes.
  • Transfer this to plate. Keep this aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions while you start preparing the sauce in the next step.

Step II

  • In the same pan prepare the sauce. Add 2 ½ tablespoon of olive oil and all purpose flour and saute it on medium-low heat for 2 minutes until the paste cooks and becomes smooth and light golden in color. Do not allow it to brown.
  • Add in the milk and stir it constantly until the mixture bubbles and thickens.
  • Now add in the cheese slice, parmesan, salt, nutmeg, black pepper powder and cook for another 2 minutes. The sauce is ready.

Step III

  • To this sauce, add in the sauteed ingredients, cooked pasta, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes and mix well till combined.
  • Garnish it with some more olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and cilantro/parsley if desired.
  • Pasta in Homemade White Sauce is now ready. Serve hot with bread and enjoy.

Notes

Tips:
  1. I started with 1 cup of milk and added additional ¼ cup for desired consistency.
  2. Add more milk depending on the consistency desired.
  3. If you like it cheesy increase the amount of cheese in the recipe.
  4. You can substitute olive oil with butter or vegetable oil.
  5. If you like it spicy add pinch of cayenne powder.
  6. Use fresh or canned mushrooms.
  7. I have used dried herbs. You can substitute it with fresh ones if desired.
  8. Vary the ingredient amount as per your taste.