Pasta in White Sauce

Pasta in white sauce

Ingredients

1. Pasta – 2 – 2.5 cups (Around 250 gm)

2. Butter / olive oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

3. Chicken, boneless – 150 gm, cut into small cubes

Salt and pepper – To taste

4. Mushroom – 1 cup, sliced

5. Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped

Garlic – 1 tsp, chopped

6. Red /orange / yellow/ green bell pepper – 1/4 cup, chopped

7. Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup, grated

Mozzarella cheese shredded – 1/4 cup (optional)

8. Salt and pepper – To taste

For white sauce

9. Butter – 2 tbsp

Maida / all purpose flour – 2 tbsp

Whole milk (warm) – 2 cups

Salt and pepper – To taste

Nutmeg powder – A tiny pinch

Method

For the white sauce

1) In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and  cook for a couple minutes or until there are no lumps.
2) Add the warm milk slowly while whisking and cook for a few minutes while stirring until the milk has thickened. The sauce will turn very thick over time so adjust the consistency accordingly.
3) Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
4) Turn off the heat and set aside.

For the pasta

1) Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain well.

2) While the pasta is cooking, heat 3 – 4 tsp oil/butter in a wide pan. Add the chicken pieces and saute for a few minutes until done. Transfer to a bowl. In the remaining oil, add mushroom pieces and saute for a few minutes until done. Transfer to a bowl.

2) Heat 1 tbsp oil/butter in the same pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and saute until transparent. Next add bell pepper and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the cooked chicken, mushroom and mix well. Finally add the cooked pasta and white sauce. Stir well. If its very thick, add 1/4 cup pasta water or warm milk and mix well. Switch off. Sprinkle parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, if using and chopped fresh parsley, optional. Serve immediately!

Pasta in white sauce

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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