Pasta in White Sauce

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1 cup chopped onion.
  • 4 cups pasta.
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic.
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper.
  • 2 cups milk.
  • 3 tbsp plain flour (maida).
  • 30 gm butter.
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs.
  • 1 cup broccoli florets.
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn.
  • 1 cup chopped/sliced mushrooms.
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots.
  • 1/2 cup chopped French beans.
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese (processed/Cheddar/Parmesan) (optional).
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil/vegetable oil.

How to Make Pasta in White Sauce

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water with some salt. Drain and set aside.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the broccoli and steam cook for 3 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the onions, cook on low heat until the onion is transparent, add garlic and cook on low heat for another minute.
  • Add the carrots and French beans, stir, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes or till the carrot is almost cooked.
  • In the meantime, in a bowl, sieve the flour, add 1/3 of the milk and beat or stir to a smooth paste, gradually add the rest of the milk while stirring and ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Melt the butter and add while stirring into the flour-milk mix. Set aside.
  • Add the sweet corn, mushroom and dried herbs to the pan and cook for a further 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the flour - milk - butter mix gradually to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook for a couple of minutes or until the liquid starts to bubble.
  • Add the pasta, stir, add salt to taste, add the pepper and then the broccoli. Turn the heat off and mix everything.
  • Serve hot and sprinkle the grated cheese on top if you wish.