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Pasta in low fat white sauce

White sauce Pasta1

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 15mins


Ingredients:
For Pasta:
• Whole wheat pasta-250gms
• Salt-1/2tsp
• Oil-1tsp

For vegetables:

• Olive oil-1tbsp
• Onion chopped-1num
• Capsicum chopped-1num
• Spinach-50gms
• Salt-as per taste
• Dried herbs-1/2tsp
• Garlic finely chopped-1tbsp

For White sauce:
• Semi skimmed Milk- 21/2 -3cups
• Olive oil-2tbsp
• Whole wheat flour-2-3tbsp
• Dried herbs-1/2tsp
• Ground pepper- as per taste
• Low fat mozzarella cheese-2tbsp

Procedure:
For Pasta:
• In a wide pan bring plenty of water to boil, add salt and oil.
• Then slowly add pasta and cook till its al dente (firm on bite) stir in between to prevent the pasta from sticking to bottom of the pan.
• After cooked, drain it in a colander and run cold water on it.(this prevents further cooking of pasta)

For Vegetables:
• Heat oil in a pan & saute garlic for few seconds, then add onion, capsicum and saute for few minutes.
• Add salt, dried herbs to taste and keep aside.
• To serve:
• Put sauce back on flame.
• Add cooked vegetables and roughly chopped spinach and saute few seconds.
• Add cooked pasta mix well.
• Stir in grated cheese and serve hot.

For white sauce:
• Heat oil in a pan & add wheat flour and saute for 1-2minutes /until the raw flavour leaves.
• Add milk and stir it continuously to avoid lumps
• Once mixture starts to thicken add mixed herbs (oregano, thyme, basil), pepper powder and mix well.
• Add cheese and remove it from the flame.
• Set aside.

Note:
• Do not over cook the vegetables, it should retain its crunchiness.
• White sauce can also be made with butter and white flour.

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on April 10, 2014, in International, Main Course and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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