Penne in Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: (serves 2)
150gms penne or other pasta
2tbs butter
2 1/2tbs all-purpose flour
2cups milk
1/3-1/2cup cheese (I used medium cheddar)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2cup sweet corn kernels
1 big capsicum, cut into 1" strips
1 tomato, cut into 1" strips
salt and pepper to taste
a pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp dried basil
2-3tbs grated Parmesan cheese( for garnish)

Cook the penne as per pack instructions. When the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce and vegetables. 
Heat the butter in a pan on low heat. When it melts add the flour and fry for 1 minute. Take care that the mixture does not brown.
Add the milk gradually, stirring constantly. Ensure that there are no lumps, use a wire whisk if necessary.
Return to fire and cook till the sauce thickens and coats the back of the spoon. 
Remove from fire and add the cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg and keep aside.
Heat 1tsp oil in a pan. Toss in the garlic and vegetables and stir fry for a few minutes till tender. Add the sauce, pasta and basil and mix well.
Serve hot garnished with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.


  1. that looks like a pretty easy and simple dinner!

  2. I love this dish much, looks delicious n cheesyyyy:d

  3. That looks yummy - my daughter is sure to love this.

  4. looks yummy; my teddies love cheesy pasta! easy and quick to do indeed!


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