White sauce pasta recipe: Super simple, light, and delicious white sauce penne pasta packed with veggies that can be prepared quickly without putting in much effort.
Keyword White sauce pasta recipe
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 240 ML )
For boiling Pasta
½teaspoonsalt or as required
For making the White Sauce Pasta
1tablespoonolive oil or any unflavored oil
1small red onionchopped
1cupmixed veggies chopped
1teaspoonfinely chopped garlic
Salt as required
1teaspoonItalian mixed herbs
½teaspoonred chili flakes
Boiling the Pasta
Boil the penne pasta as per the instruction, that is given on the package or bring 4-5 cups of water to boil in a large pot along with salt.
Wait for the water to boil. Then add pasta and cook until al-dente (cooked but not too soft).
Stir the pasta occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.
Once done transfer the boiled pasta into a colander and drain excess water. Reserve some cooked pasta water to add later.
Making White Sauce Pasta Recipe
Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, all the veggies, and salt. Saute over a high flame until they are slightly cooked but still crunchy.
Once done turn off the flame and transfer to a plate.
Melt butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a few seconds.
Add the flour and whisk continuously with a wire whisk. So that no lumps are formed. Keep on whisking until you get a nice aroma. Don't brown the flour.
Then add milk little by little at a time while whisking continuously to combine. There shouldn't be any lumps left. Stir frequently and mix until the milk slightly thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Turn off the flame and remove from stove.
Add salt, pepper, oregano, Italian herbs, and mix.
Add the boiled pasta and sauteed veggies. Toss until pasta and veggies are coated with the sauce. If the sauce becomes too thick, use the leftover cooked pasta water a little and mix well. Usually, the hot pasta absorbs the liquid very quickly. The sauce So adjusts the thickness accordingly.