Veg Pasta in white sauce

Veg Pasta in creamy white Sauce

A few years back, when I first learnt to make pasta, this was the recipe I tried- Pasta combined with vegetables cooked in a creamy sauce made with whole milk and cream. This pasta, with its rich, creamy sauce flavoured with black pepper and oregano, has been a favourite in my home since then.

Over the years, I have made pasta in many different ways. Some of the recipes that I have already shared on my blog are: Pasta Carbonara, Pasta made with Pesto Rosso, and Pasta made with Dill Pesto. But the favourite still continues to be this one. Here, I have shared the recipe with vegetables. However, you can add any meat of your choice to this, and it, too, would taste good.

If interested, you can also check out the recipe for Indian-style pasta- a popular Maharashtrian dish called Varan Phal.

Now, let’s start with the recipe for Veg Pasta in creamy white Sauce.

Equipment Needed:

Ingredients needed to make Veg Pasta in creamy white Sauce:

  • 500 gm Dry Pasta
  • 2 Carrots; washed, peeled and diced
  • 1 Medium-Sized Broccoli; washed and cut into florets
  • 2 Medium-Sized Capsicums; washed and diced
  • 10-12 Mushrooms; washed and cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 600 ml Milk
  • 200 ml Fresh Cream
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 30 ml Water
  • Salt; to taste
  • 1 tsp Crushed Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 3-4 tbsp Powdered Cheese
  • Fresh Basil; for garnishing

Method to make Veg Pasta in creamy white Sauce:

  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the pack.


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Start with frying carrots on medium heat.


  • When carrots are about 50% done, add broccoli. Continue frying on medium heat.


  • When broccoli is about 30% done, add capsicum and continue frying.


  • Fry for a minute or two. In the end, add mushrooms and fry till all the vegetables are cooked yet crispy. They shouldn’t be soft and mushy.


  • Keep them aside.


  • In another pan, heat butter and 1 tbsp oil.


  • Add garlic and fry till they turn golden brown.


  • Add milk and cream. Bring it to a boil.


  • In a bowl, combine water and cornflour and mix well. Add this slurry to the boiling milk and cream.


  • You will notice that the milk and cream will start thickening.


  • Now add the cooked vegetables and pasta. Add salt, pepper, oregano and cheese. Mix well.


  • If you want to retain the sauce, turn off the heat. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve. If you like your pasta a little dry, cook for some more time until you achieve the desired sauce consistency. Then, turn off the heat, garnish and serve.

Here is the recipe in printable format:

Veg Pasta in white sauce

Pasta in Creamy White Sauce

Padmini
Pasta in a mildly flavoured creamy white sauce. A quick and healthy lunch recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People

Equipment

  • Cooking Pot
  • Pan
  • Knives and Cutting Board

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gm Dry Pasta
  • 2 Carrots; washed, peeled and diced
  • 1 Medium-Sized Broccoli; washed and cut into florets
  • 2 Medium-Sized Capsicums; washed and diced
  • 10-12 Mushrooms; washed and cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 600 ml Milk
  • 200 ml Fresh Cream
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 30 ml Water
  • Salt; to taste
  • 1 tsp Crushed Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 3-4 tbsp Powdered Cheese
  • Fresh Basil; for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the pack. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Start with frying carrots on medium heat.
  • When carrots are about 50% done, add broccoli. Continue frying on medium heat.
  • When broccoli is about 30% done, add capsicum and continue frying.
  • Fry for a minute or two. In the end, add mushrooms and fry till all the vegetables are cooked yet crispy. They shouldn't be soft and mushy.
  • Keep them aside.
  • In another pan, heat butter and 1 tbsp oil. Add garlic and fry till they turn golden brown.
  • Add milk and cream. Bring it to a boil.
  • In a bowl, combine water and cornflour and mix well. Add this slurry to the boiling milk and cream.
  • You will notice that the milk and cream will start thickening.
  • Now add the cooked vegetables and pasta. Mix well.
  • Add salt, pepper, oregano and cheese.
  • Mix well. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.
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