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White Sauce Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 cup Pasta
  • Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • ¼ cup Mushroom chopped
  • ¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped
  • ¼ cup Capsicum chopped
  • ¼ cup Broccoli
  • 1 cup Boiled Milk
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg Powder
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cream
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt


  • In boiling water add salt and pasta. Cook pasta according to instructions or till it is soft.
  • Sieve and reserve ½ cup of pasta water for later use. Heat oil in pan and add garlic, saute and cook till raw smell of garlic is gone.
  • Now add chopped onions, mushrooms, carrots, capsicum broccoli and little salt. Mix and cook veggies for 5 minutes or till they are little soft.
  • Now reduce the heat to low and sprinkle all purpose flour over the veggies. Saute and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add little milk at a time and mix everything. Cook till you get nice thick sauce.
  • Now add nutmeg powder, cream, oregano and mix everything well. If you think sauce is very thick add some water which we reserved earlier.
  • Cook pasta in sauce for few more minutes. Garnish it with some chilli flakes. Pasta is ready to serve.



Shilpi’s Quick Tricks
  • Do not add oil while boiling the pasta. Oil makes pasta slippery and sauce will not stick properly to the pasta.
  • Reserve some pasta water for later use. White sauce tends to become thick as it cools down. You can add this reserved pasta water instead of plain water to keep the right consistency of sauce.
  • While making white sauce make sure to stir it thoroughly while adding milk otherwise lumps may form and sauce will not taste good.
  • I have added little nutmeg powder in sauce which gives nice zing to pasta. I really recommend to us it for better taste.
  • You can use fresh or dry herbs in this recipe.
Keyword main course, pasta, whte sauce
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