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Pasta and White Sauce Recipe Recipe

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Since coming to London, I’ve been trying new and exciting recipes.1 One of these, the focus of tonight’s post, is pasta in white sauce. There are a few reasons for this.

First, I like pasta. It’s a good comfort food and it’s hard to make badly. Second, I like milk based products. Third, I like being able to pretend I made something, more than just dumping something into a pot.

So, the recipe:

Ingredients:
Pasta
Butter
Cheese2
Flour
Milk
Salt

To Make Sauce:
Put approximately equal portions of butter and flour in a pan over medium to low heat.
Mix until it begins to brown.
Add milk and cheese.
Stir, adding more milk as needed.
Add salt to taste.
To Make Pasta:
Salt water.
Cook Pasta.
Drain Pasta.
Put Pasta in Sauce.
Serve.


  1. for very loose definitions of both words

  2. I’ve found that a little bit of Parmigiano-Reggiano goes a long way here