How to make white pasta sauce

Pasta is one of those dishes that everyone usually likes and is also a very grateful product, since it is always tasty, regardless of the techniques used for cooking. Pesto sauce, Bolognese sauce, carbonara sauce ... the list of options to accompany this dish are endless.

Today we want to talk about the White sauce, a delicious and easy to make proposal for those who love gastronomy who do not have much experience behind the stove. Although many confuse it with the Alfredo sauce, we want to emphasize that these are two completely different recipes, do not get lost!

For today's proposal, we discover a delicious recipe for white pasta sauce, but you'll be glad to know that it will also be useful for other dishes, such as chicken in white sauce. You are ready? From we explain you, step by step, how to make white pasta sauce, a delicious option that requires little time and effort and will surprise all your guests. Take note!

4 people 15 minutes Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • Two tablespoons of butter
  • Three tablespoons of wheat flour
  • A medium cup of milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg (optional)
You will need to:
  • A pot to make the white sauce, although it does not have to be very large. It will depend on the amount.
  • A saucepan to heat the milk.
  • A wooden spoon to stir the sauce and mix the ingredients better.
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Wondering how to make easy white pasta sauce? The first thing you should do is put the two tablespoons of butter in a pot on the fire so that it melts. It is essential not to use very high temperatures, since our goal is to gradually undo, not to burn.


While the butter is melting, you can take a small saucepan and add the milk that you have previously prepared in a medium cup. Remember to put the pan to simmer, since you will have to remove it just before the milk starts to boil.


When the butter has melted, add the wheat flour to the casserole. You better add it slowly so that it binds well with the butter and there are no lumps. Don't forget about constantly stir the mixture, this will be a completely homogeneous paste with a creamy texture. Once you have added all the flour, stir for a minute to make the mixture perfect.


Once you have this creamy paste, it's time to pour the milk. As with flour, it is essential that you gradually add the milk to the mixture.

The key is to make a creamy texture, fine, smooth and lump free. Stir the mixture with a spoon throughout the process, until everything is well bound and it begins to boil and thicken. The fire must follow low temperature since, otherwise, the ingredients would not be well mixed, lumps would appear and could even burn.


After pouring the milk, you will see that the mixture begins to boil. Keep stirring well until it thickens and, when you do, calculate about two minutes to remove it, but always watching so that it does not thicken too much.


Once the sauce has thickened, it is time to remove the casserole from the heat and add the salt and pepper. The amount will depend on your personal taste and the point of flavor you want to give the recipe. If you like the nutmeg, now is the time to put the desired amount.

You have finished doing the homemade white pasta sauce, but if you want to add some other ingredient, it's your decision. Now you just have to add the sauce to the pasta you have chosen and wait for your guests to suck their fingers. If you liked the recipe, we recommend this article on How to make béchamel sauce, since it is another delicious and very popular option. And, if you want to try another type of sauces, we advise you to read this article about Sauces for fresh pasta.

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  • To cook white sauce, it is better that you use wooden spoons to stir and mix. In addition to not damaging the pot, you will ensure that the sauce does not stick.
  • Always keep the fire at a low and constant temperature to avoid burning the sauce or sticking to the casserole.
  • It is not good to raise the temperature of the fire to accelerate the process and then lower it, since it is usual for the sauce to spoil.
  • These amounts are for four people, but if you like to add a lot of sauce to your plate, you should put more quantity of each ingredient.