Recipe: Pasta with White Sauce

by Sarah Rahman

Lighthouse Magazine, April to May 2022 Issue (p. 17)

A tried and tested recipe for creamy, flavourful pasta that doesn’t take long to make nor uses any fancy ingredients.

  1. Boil 2 cups of penne pasta and set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  3. Add 3-4 crushed/chopped cloves of garlic, fry on low heat till golden.
  4. Then turn off the heat and add 4 tablespoons of white flour. Use a wire whisk to mix it up and then add 4–6 cups of milk.
  5. Turn on the heat and cook while stirring with the whisk so that no lumps form. It will start to thicken as it cooks.
  6. Season with a teaspoon of salt, a level teaspoon of crushed chili flakes and some fresh or dried oregano. You can add stir-fried veggies of your choice such as bell peppers or mushrooms and/or boiled chicken or sausages.
  7. When the sauce is of the desired consistency, not too watery or too thick, remove from the heat and stir in the boiled pasta.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs or grated cheese and enjoy!