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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Creamy Cheesy Pasta

My kid started having pasta after 1 and half years. I used to prepare my own pasta sauce, the kid loved penne pasta with white sauce. Here is the recipe for creamy cheesy pasta.

  • Pasta: 200 gms / 2 cups (penne, fusille, spaghetti, fettucine)
  • Cheese (Mozzarella / Parmesan), grated: 1 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup (as required)
  • Garlic, finely chopped: 2-3 flakes
  • Butter: 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil / white oil: 1 tbsp
  • Oregano: 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  1. To prepare White Sauce, blend ½ the cheese & milk together in a blender to form a creamy cheesy mixture. Keep aside.
  2. Melt butter in a non-stick pan. Add chopped garlic and sauté for a minute.
  3. Gradually add a flour (a little at a time), mix with the butter, stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.
  4. Slowly add milk & chesse mixture to the butter & flour mixture, while stirring continuously. Add a little pinch of oregano and mix well.
  5. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, add the pasta. Cook al dente (soft but not not too soggy) following the timing instructions on the package.
  6. Drain the pasta, toss immediately with the cottage cheese mixture, and serve hot.
Sending this delightful and light pasta dish to Foods For Stages Of Life-Cooking For Infants & Toddlers event by Radhika & Sudeshna, EC's WYF-Light Meal and Sara's Say Cheese event...


Pari said...

hi Malini, first time here, loved ur space especially the bengali preparations. Following u to stay in touch.
Do drop by

Lavs said...

Blog hopped and reached this place. You have a great food blog. Keep up the good work.

A doubt in the above recipe-you have said that we need to add flour while making white sauce..which flour should we add? what is the quantity that must be used?

Malini said...

Lavs, thanks for ur for your query, plain flour / maida is required to prepare white sauce...1-2 tsbp of butter, 1-2 tsp of maida and 1 cup milk and adjust accordingly...

Anju said...

Thanks for sharing this nice reciepe. I had a question as to when do you add the olive oil?

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