White Sauce Pasta Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Tired of eating Red Tomato Pasta? Try this White Sauce Pasta! With its silky smooth and aromatic sauce made from butter, milk and all purpose flour (maida), it’s a guaranteed way to delight your taste buds. Similar to Tomato Pasta, White Pasta is also extremely simple to make and takes only 5-7 minutes; prepare lightly spiced aromatic fresh white sauce, stir-fry the veggies, boil the pasta, and mix them all. Easy, isn’t it? This White Sauce Pasta Recipe explains the entire cooking process with step by step photos to make cooking it even simpler for new as well as expert cooks.

Creamy Pasta In White Sauce

Preparation Time: 7 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients for Pasta
3/4 cup Penne Pasta or any Pasta
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4-5 cups Water
For Veggies:
1/2 teaspoon Oil
1/4 cup chopped Carrot
1/4 cup chopped Green Capsicum
1/4 cup chopped Red Capsicum
1/4 cup chopped Broccoli
Salt to taste
For White Sauce:
1½ tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon finely chopped Garlic, optional
1 tablespoon Maida (all purpose flour)
1 cup Milk (250 ml)
1/4 teaspoon dried Oregano, optional (or pizza seasonings)
1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes
A pinch of Black Pepper Powder (or crushed pepper)
Salt to taste

Note:

  • We have used whole wheat pasta to make White Pasta even healthier and kid friendly. However, you can use any type of pasta, either white pasta or whole wheat pasta per your preference.

Directions:

  1. step-1
    Boil raw pasta according to the instructions given on the package or follow following instructions; Take 4-5 cups water in deep sauce pan, bring it to boil over medium flame. When it start boiling, add 3/4 cup Penne pasta and ½ teaspoon salt.
  2. step-2
    Boil them until al-dente (cooked but not very soft). It will take around 10-12 minutes. To check whether pasta is cooked or not, take one pasta in a fork and bite it. If it is little firm to bite, it is cooked. If it is too hard to bite, it requires more cooking.
  3. step-3
    Transfer cooked pasta to a large colander and drain excess water.
  4. step-4
    While pasta is cooking, heat ½ teaspoon oil in a pan or kadai over high flame. Add ¼ cup chopped carrot, ¼ cup chopped green capsicum, ¼ cup chopped red capsicum, ¼ cup chopped broccoli and salt.
  5. step-5
    Stir and cook until veggies are little cooked but still crunchy, for around 2-3 minutes. Turn off the flame and transfer them to a plate.
  6. step-6
    Heat 1½ tablespoons butter in the same pan or kadai over medium flame. Add 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  7. step-7
    Add 1 tablespoon maida (all purpose flour).
  8. step-8
    Stir continuously and cook for a minute.
  9. step-9
    Pour 1 cup milk little by little while stirring continuously with a whisk.
  10. step-10
    Stir and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  11. step-11
    Reduce flame to low. Continue stirring and cooking until mixture starts to thicken. It will take around 3-4 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the pan. When mixture starts to coat the back of a spoon as shown in the picture here, it means that it has started to thicken.
  12. step-12
    Add ¼ teaspoon oregano, ¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes, a pinch of black pepper powder and salt.
  13. step-13
    Mix well.
  14. step-14
    Add sautéed vegetables and pasta.
  15. step-15
    Turn off the flame. Mix well.
  16. step-16
    Transfer it to a serving plate. White sauce pasta is now ready. Garnish it with grated cheese and serve while they are still hot.
Tips and Variations:

  • White Pasta Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down. So serve and enjoy pasta while they are still hot.
  • For cheesy flavor add 2 tablespoons grated cedar cheese or mozzarella cheese in step-10.
  • Use veggies of your choice. Sweet corn, button mushrooms, french beans, onion etc. (total 1 cup chopped veggies) are excellent for creamy white pasta.
  • Before using left over pasta, re-heat them 1/4 cup milk or water to make sauce thinner.
  • For preparing white pasta in large quantity for party, follow the given steps. Prepare sauce, boiled pasta, and stir-fried veggies in advance. Then at the time of serving, re-heat the sauce (if sauce is too thick, add little water or milk in it), add boiled pasta and cooked veggies, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Taste:   Soft and Creamy
Serving Ideas:  Serve hot pasta on its own or with soup and garlic bread for dinner.
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22 Comments


Mar 20, 2018 by Sheetal
The taste was superb..all my guest like it a lot & took this link also...Thanks...

Response: Thank you Sheetal for the feedback and nice words.


Mar 19, 2018 by Toshak Sharma
I will try this pasta it is very tasty and creamy to eat. thank you for this.

Mar 01, 2018 by Mrunal kulkarni
I cooked as per ur instructions. It's very tasty.

Jan 22, 2018 by Kavita
This recipe satiated my craving for white sauce pasta.
I altered it slightly by sticking a few cloves in half an onion and dipped the onion while the sauce was cooking..around step 10. Removed the onion before step 14. Also added some nutmeg powder before serving.

Response: Thank you for the feedback and providing tip to make it even better for our readers.


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Jan 22, 2018 by Michele Peters
Made this for dinner tonight. Also added spinach and grated Parmesan. It was delicious.

Response: Thank you for the Tip Michele!


Jan 20, 2018 by sanjeev verma
very good recipe !!!

Jan 08, 2018 by Yvette orna
Thanks for the recipe, it turned out well, I love it, much less salt than the bottled sauce.

Dec 15, 2017 by Fathima Shera
What milk should I use?

Response: Hello Fathima, you can use normal milk (full fat or low fat) in this recipe.


Nov 29, 2017 by Shubham sharma
Thank u maine first time white pasta banaya thaa bahut acha bana bahut hi ache tarike se details de rakhi hai step by step thank u so much muje please new recepie bhejana aap

Nov 28, 2017 by lakshmi
Your recipes are very good and easily understandable. Please include more dishes for dinner and lunch. If possible include snacks and breakfast dishes and more. I am interested in cooking different varieties of foods so expecting more from you.

Nov 19, 2017 by Uma sharma
Awesome recipe. Everybody liked the pasta.

Oct 15, 2017 by Neha
Thanks for the recipe... Turned out really well... However I replaced maida with 2 tbsp of barley flour... And also used hot water to adjust the consistency of saunce...

Sep 14, 2017 by Nimeelitha
I made Pasta for the first time and it came out really well. My husband also loved it!! Thanks for posting the wonderful recipe.

Sep 12, 2017 by Anushi Tyagi
Very helpful site easy to make the dishes what we want and in very comfortable manner and tasty also.

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Sep 12, 2017 by Maanasa
It is super simple.
However important tip is that try to use CORN FLOUR instead of Maidha (all purpose flour). It's healthy. Even normal pasta can be replaced with WHEAT PASTA.
Thanks!! :-)

Sep 06, 2017 by Preeti
My kids liked it very much. Easy to make.

Aug 30, 2017 by Priya
It's simple n easy. My daughter s damn crazy of pastas. Thanks

Aug 27, 2017 by Sandeep
Thank you for sharing recipe. Made a white sauce pasta for first time & it's sumptuous.

Jul 19, 2017 by Anil
Your Step by Step method along with its pictorial presentation is Superb.

Jul 04, 2017 by Sonia Arora
It really came out very tasty and all ingredients are available easily at home. Thank u.

Jun 23, 2017 by Surbhi
Awesome...thank u so much.

Jun 10, 2017 by Bhagyashree
Wow! White sauce recipe us wonderful. Thank you so much! I could make perfect white sauce!