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August 16, 2017

White Sauce Pasta Recipe – Creamy Garlic Pasta In White Sauce - Indian Vegetarian

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White sauce pasta recipe with step by step pictures and video. My daughter loves penne pasta in creamy white sauce (bechamel sauce) than red sauce. So I made this Indian vegetarian, creamy garlic flavored white sauce pasta at home for our breakfast yesterday. Basic white sauce can be prepared with 3 major ingredients - butter, all purpose flour and milk. It makes the white sauce thick and rich without cream. Garlic and Oregano is used to give a nice Italian flavor. So never attempt this recipe without these ingredients. Original Italian white sauce pasta calls for using heavy cream instead of milk. But I used very simple and easily available ingredients in this recipe.

I referred the terrace kitchen YouTube video for this recipe. It came out really well. To make white sauce pasta more colorful and healthy, we can add vegetables like sweet corn, carrot, broccoli, mushroom etc. After trying this recipe, I learnt the knack of making white sauce without lumps. Yes, the secret is to add more butter and milk than maida. I have also used cheese slice to make the sauce more creamy. But adding cheese is optional. You can use it if your kids like it. Even though this dish is high in calories, its a tasty indulgence. You can make and enjoy it once in a while. If you want to make a low calorie version, you can use olive oil instead of butter and skip cheese.

Lets see how to make penne pasta in white sauce with step by step pictures and video.

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White sauce pasta recipe – Pasta in white sauce

white sauce pasta recipe

How to make creamy white sauce pasta


Ingredients (1 cup - 240ml)

  • Penne pasta - 1.5 cups
  • Butter - 4 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 2 cups
  • Maida/All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
  • Cheese slice - 3 nos
  • Garlic - 5 cloves(finely chopped)
  • Capsicum - 1/4 no (finely chopped)
  • Chilli flakes - 1.5 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 6 cups

How to make white sauce pasta

  1. Boil 6 cups water. Add 1 tsp cooking oil and salt.
  2. When the water roll boil, add the pasta. Stir well.
  3. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes in medium high flame.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a kadai. Saute garlic and capsicum adding chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt. Collect in a plate.
  5. Heat 3 tbsp butter and add maida. Roast well till raw smell goes off.
  6. Add milk gradually and stir using a whisk.
  7. Add sauteed vegetables, chilli flakes, pepper powder, salt, sauteed capscium. Mix well.
  8. Lastly add cooked pasta, cheese slices, Mix till cheese melts. Sprinkle oregano serve !.

White sauce pasta recipe - Step by step photo

  • In a wide bowl, boil 6 cups of water. Add cooking oil and salt. Chop the garlic and capsicum finely.
    White sauce pasta recipe
    White sauce pasta recipe
  • When the water starts to roll boil, simmer the flame and add the penne pasta. Stir well else it may stick to the bottom of bowl. Boil for 10 minutes stirring now and then. Cook al dente. Cover the bowl partially and cook for last 5 minutes. I do this to cook the pasta soft. Take one, break it and check for doneness.
    White sauce pasta recipe
  • Drain the cooked pasta in a colander, set aside. Wash with cold water and drain the water completely. 
    White sauce pasta recipe
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter in a kadai and saute the finely chopped garlic till golden. Add capsicum, frozen sweet corn and saute for a minute. It should remain crunchy in taste. Remove in a plate.
  • In the same kadai, heat 3 tbsp butter. Add 2 tbsp maida and roast till its raw smell goes off. Lower the flame. Add milk in one hand while stirring with a whisk in other hand. This helps to avoid lump formation. So keep stirring with a whisk while you add the milk. Mix till there are no lumps.
    White sauce pasta recipe
  • Add  sauteed vegetables, red chilli flakes, pepper powder and some salt. Let the sauce boil till thick. Lastly add the cooked pasta, mix well. Tear the cheese slice into small pieces. Add to the boiling sauce. Mix till it melts.  Garnish with oregano, basil and other spices if you like. Remove and serve hot.
    White sauce pasta recipe


  • Adding oil in the water helps to cook the pasta non-sticky.
  • I like my pasta to be soft. So I cover & cook it for 5 minutes. But usually people won't do that.
  • Adding cheese is optional. But it makes the white sauce more creamy.
  • You can replace cheese slice with cheese cubes or grated cheese. Mozzarella or even cheddar cheese is fine.

Try this easy, yummy kids friendly white sauce pasta recipe at home and enjoy !
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