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Friday, December 31, 2021

Quick and easy pasta with béchamel(white) sauce!

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Pasta with béchamel(white) sauce

    Happy new year friends! To celebrate, I will be sharing one of my favorite pasta recipes, Pasta with White Sauce! Originally from France, a mother sauce of the french cuisine, white sauce is widely enjoyed around the world. This easy pasta is a lovely meal whether eaten at lunchtime or dinnertime.  After all, good food brings people together!
So, What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Pasta, Pasta water, All-Purpose Flour, Oregano, and salt not included in this photo


Pasta- We use about 2 cups of organic Garofalo pasta in the recipe.

All-Purpose Flour- Flour stabilizes the sauce and thickens the sauce as well. We use a very small amount in this recipe.

Garlic- Garlic makes the sauce authentic. Mince( finely chop) one clove of garlic for the sauce.

Butter- Butter fries the garlic so it can get it's ultimate taste and you don't have to eat raw garlic.

Milk- Milk is one of the original ingredients in béchamel sauce, and is vital to the sauce as well. We use about 1/2 cup milk in our white sauce.

Cheese- adjust based on preference, I used about 2-3 tablespoons of cheese.

Pasta water- We use drained pasta water to thin the sauce. It also adds flavor. Adjust the pasta water to preference.

Black pepper cloves- Freshly grind about 1/2 teaspoon black pepper cloves to use in the sauce. Adjust pepper based on preference.

Oregano(optional)- Pasta always needs a touch of oregano!

Salt- Adjust salt to taste.

Pasta with Bechamel(white)sauce!

Quick and tasty pasta- perfect for any cook, whether you are a beginner or a pro!

Cuisine: Italian     Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes  Serves- 2-3 servings/ people



About 2 cups of organic Garofalo pasta
Enough water to boil

About 1 tablespoon of butter
About 1-2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 clove of garlic; minced
About 1/2 cup of milk(Adjust based on preference)
About 2-3 tablespoons of cheese( Adjust based on taste)
Enough pasta water to thin the sauce( Adjust based on preference)
About 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
Adjust salt and oregano to taste

For pasta-

1. Fill a pot with enough water to boil them down evenly. Let the water boil.
2. When water comes to slight boil, add salt for flavor.
3. When rapidly boiling, dump the pasta into the boiling water. Cook for about 7-9 minutes till al-dente.
4. Drain pasta. Save some pasta water for the sauce.

For sauce-

5. Heat up a pan, and fry the garlic in butter until the raw smell is gone and it is fried well.
6. Add the flour and mix until the mixture reaches a sandy consistency.
7. Based on preference, use milk and water accordingly.
8. Mix well to reach a sauce consistency. Adjust the sauce based on your preference.
9. Add in the pasta. Mix the pasta and the sauce.
(Note- If you do not want the pasta to observe all the sauce quickly, toss pasta in olive oil before adding it into the sauce.)
10. Add in the cheese and mix.
11. Add all the seasonings( salt, black pepper, and oregano) and mix well. Taste and adjust based on preference. ( Note- Make sure not to add too much black pepper as it will alter the taste completely to an unlikable flavor.)
12. Serve hot and enjoy!



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