Thursday, 13 September 2012

Penne Pasta in White Sauce

Ingredients -

Penne rigate pasta - 1 pac (250 g)
Butter - 3 tbsp
All purpose flour (maida) - 4 tbsp 

Milk - 2 cups
Cheddar cheese - 1 cup + Garnishing
Black pepper crushed - 1 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Garlic cheese spread - 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt - to taste + for boiling pasta
Dried mixed herbs - 1 tsp

Method - 

 1. Take a big pan and boil water in it. Add salt to the boiling water to season it.
2. Add pasta to the boiling water, stir occasionally and cook till al- dente.
3. Drain  well and refresh it in running water.

For the white sauce -

 1. Melt butter and olive oil in a non stick frying pan, add the flour to it.
2. Reduce the heat and fry the flour for few minutes, taking care that it should not change it's colour.
 3. Take it off the heat and pour the milk on it stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
4. Put it on the gas and mix  grated cheese, pepper, salt , dried herbs
and cheese spread in it.

Now add the boiled pasta into the white sauce, mix it nicely to incorporate all, let it cook for 5 minutes or till the pasta is done.
 Take it out on a serving dish, garnish it with grated cheese. Serve it hot with garlic bread.

 Note - Fresh vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, carrot, mushrooms or American corn can be added to the pasta.
 Just boil it before or sautĂ© it in butter, taking care not to overcook. Let it be crunchy, add it to the white sauce before adding pasta in the sauce.
       So dear friends just relish this hot dripping pasta in white sauce, adding this cheese spread definitelly makes it divine and i will
also suggest that you make either the white sauce before boiling the pasta (milk can be added if it has thikkened) or go making it side
by side bcoz when you add oil (while boiling the pasta
 or after you have boiled to prevent sticking) it never marries well with the white sauce. So I avoid putting oil while boiling whether I am making it with tomato or white sauce.


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