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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

White Sauce Pasta | Creamy Cheese Pasta

Creamy cheese pasta in white sauce is my kids favorite and have been making quite often for dinner. And so the post took so long to appear here as I kept postponing to click pics as I frequently prepare and so could be taken anytime. Farfalle, Penne, Macaroni, Sphagetti, Linguine and Fusilli are all tested at home to make different pasta recipes and in fact I even prepared two payasams, Farfalle- Moong Dal (Parippu) Payasam and Plantain(Pazham) - Macaroni Pradhaman. Do check and try out if interested to try out something different with pasta. However, my kids love the fusilli pasta the most and now I buy this spiral type most of the time. This is a quick whip pasta recipe that kids love the most and they don't like the white sauce much in this pasta except that the sauce should look coated. You can add more milk and maida to get a thicker coating to pasta if you love that way. Kids love carrot and corn in this pasta and so I generally add only these two veggies as it gives a sweet tinge to the pasta. But you can always add more veggies or change veggies as per likes/ availability. Give this a try if you haven't and am sure you will love it!!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 3 
fusilli pasta 1/2 pkt
oil 2 tbsp +1 tsp
salt to taste 
cheese cubes 3 or 1/2 cup
carrot 2 medium chopped 3/4 cup
corn kernels 1/2 cup
garlic 1 tbsp fine chopped
maida 2 tbsp
milk 3/4 cup
pizza oregano mix 1 tbsp
pepper powder 2 tsp
butter unsalted 1 tbsp

  • Boil fusilli pasta in enough water with a TSP of oil and salt, as per packet instructions. Drain water once cooked and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic. Sauté garlic till crisp then add chopped carrot & corn kernels(I have used thawed corn kernels, you can use fresh as well), sauté for 2-3 mins until lightly wilted, we don't like it cooked and love the slight crunch, but you can always cook as desired. Remove this to a plate and to the same pan add butter.

  • When butter looks melted, add the maida and fry lightly on low flame. Add milk to this and mix well without lumps, add grated cheese to make a smooth paste. Then, add spice powders -pepper powder and oregano, add the sautéed vegetables. Mix well and add cooked pasta, combine well and switch off flame. Garnish with grated cheese and serve warm.

* If you like less cheese, then omit adding in the sauce and add only when garnishing.
* Add more veggies as per likes or change as per availability.
* Usually white sauce is flowy in consistency, but here kids like this, and so I prefer making this way. Add more milk and maida to make a flowing consistency white sauce.



Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

The sauce makes the pasta! I love that rich, creamy cheesy sauce, Julie.

Paolina said... Best Blogger Tips

Ricetta buonissima! Questa pasra mi piace tanto!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks too good