By Moumita Paul
White sauce pasta is a recipe of veg pasta prepared by tossing pasta in creamy white sauce, Italian herbs & cheese, easy to make at home with simple steps.
Boil water with salt & oil, add pasta(penne, maccaroni or any pasta) in boiling water, cook al dente, means perfectly cooked but still firm, drain well, keep aside.
Heat a pan with butter, fry chopped garlic, then fry parsley, oregano & basil until golden, turn off the heat. Cool it down & crush it to make authentic italian restaurant's pasta seasoning ready.
Heat a pan on low, melt the butter, fry maida/flour in it until golden, add 1/2 cup of chilled milk, continuous stir to make it lump free.
Then add rest of the milk, salt, nutmeg powder & white pepper, stir well, cook it until slight thick & creamy. Creamy white sauce aka béchamel sauce(in french) is ready.
Add pasta in white sauce, toss or gently stir it well, add the herbs seasoning, then add sliced black olives & chilli flakes(as per spice level).
Cook it for 2-3 mins, turn off the heat, grate parmesan cheese on it. Butter-garlic & Italian herbs flavoured restaurant style creamy white sauce pasta is ready.
Best to serve this creamy pasta all alone. However you can serve it with any veg or non veg continental side dishes, garlic bread or just serve with a drink at lunch or dinner.