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How To Make White Sauce Pasta At Home | Creamy White Sauce Pasta Recipe | Italian Food

Written By Lifestyle Desk | Mumbai | Published:

White sauce or béchamel sauce is a simple sauce created with flour, butter and milk as its primary ingredients. While the sauce originated in France and is the foundation of French cuisine, it has also been extensively used in Italian recipes for generations. Any amateur cook trying to create new flavours would have definitely looked up recipes on how to make white sauce pasta at home. 

To make things easier for you, let us take a look at some creamy white pasta sauce recipes that are not only easy to prepare, but also absolutely guarantees to tingle your taste buds. 

How to make white sauce pasta at home? 

Okay, let's start with some basic ingredients that are invaluable to any Italian white sauce pasta recipe.

•    Use full-fat milk for a creamier sauce
•    Excellent quality cheese, could be parmesan or cheddar, is crucial for the right texture

 
A simple recipe for creamy white pasta sauce 

Now, let us start with one of the easiest recipes to prepare creamy white pasta sauce. 

Ingredients
•    1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour (Alternatively you can use 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour or maida)
•    1 cup (250 ml) of full-fat chilled milk 
•    2 tbsp of parmesan or cheddar cheese (Cream cheese can also be used) 
•    2 tbsp of butter
•    1/4th tsp of black pepper powder 
•    Grated nutmeg (jaiphal powder)
•    Salt to taste

Method of preparation

1.    On a low flame, add butter and flour. Stir the mixture gently until the raw smell of the flour disappears. Don't worry about any lumps, just break them as you go on stirring. 
2.    Pour in a quarter of the milk and continue stirring, while getting rid of any remaining flour lumps. 
3.    When you see that it is well blended, add in the remaining milk and mix well until the mixture starts to thicken. An indication that it is done will be when the mixture begins to coat the back of your spoon. 
4.    Add in the cheese and keep stirring gently until you get a creamy consistency. (Remember, the sauce will thicken as it cools down, so don't let it get too dry) 
5.    Switch off the flame and blend in the pepper powder and nutmeg powder now. 

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Italian white sauce pasta recipe with vegetables

Now that you know how to prepare a delicious creamy white pasta sauce, let us get started on how to make white sauce pasta at home. 

This simple Italian white sauce pasta recipe with vegetables provides you the perfect start on your culinary journey. 

Ingredients:

•    White pasta sauce prepared as per the recipe above
•    1 Cup of mixed vegetables like carrots, bell pepper and corn
•    3/4th Cup Pasta
•    1/2 tsp crushed chilli flakes
•    1/4th tsp oregano
•    4 to 5 cups of water for the pasta
•    Salt to taste
•    1/2 tbsp of butter to saute vegetables

Method of preparation

1. Take the water in a large bowl and bring it to a rolling boil. Add in the salt.
2. Add the pasta and cook it as per instructions on the pasta box. It is important that the pasta is cooked al dente (firm to bite). 
3. Drain out all the water using a strainer and set it aside to cool.
4. In a pan, heat the butter and saute the vegetables until they are crunchy, but not overcooked. Add in salt as needed. Switch off the flame. 
5. Now mix in the cooked pasta along with the vegetables in the same pan. Mix in the creamy white sauce and let it coat the contents of the pan completely. 
6. Add in the crushed chilli flakes and oregano. Mix well. 

Delicious Italian white sauce pasta recipe is ready to serve! So, now that you know how to make white sauce pasta at home, would you want to try a chicken recipe? 

Let's look at a white sauce chicken pasta recipe. 

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White sauce chicken pasta recipe

Did your taste buds perk up at the sound of that? This simple white sauce chicken pasta recipe with mushrooms is sure to become a family favourite. 

Ingredients
•    1 cup of your favourite pasta 
•    1/2 cup chicken broth
•    250 gm chicken breast 
•    1/2 cup chopped mushroom
•    White sauce as per recipe above
•    3 tbsp of butter
•    3-4 cloves of garlic chopped finely
•    Pepper and Salt as required

Method of preparation

1. Cook the pasta as per instructions in the packet. Remember to cook it until it is just firm enough to eat (not mushy). 
2. Cut the chicken into small pieces and cook it in boiling water. Add salt and pepper and keep it aside once it's cooked. 
3. In another pan, on a low flame, add the butter and garlic. Saute them until the raw garlic smell disappears. 
4. Now add in the mushrooms. Add salt as desired. Let the mushrooms cook for some time. 
5. Now add in the cooked chicken, chicken brother, pasta and the white sauce. Leave it on a simmer for some time as the sauce thickens and the flavours are absorbed. 
6. Garnish as desired and serve. 

Your white sauce chicken pasta recipe is ready!

So, whether you are making an Italian white sauce pasta recipe with vegetables or chicken, these easily available ingredients and simple techniques will get you the authentic flavours you desire. 


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