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White Sauce for Pasta

White Sauce for Pasta

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My husband lived in Italy for 3 years, so he's really picky about his Italian cuisine! I needed a great meal that was super-quick one night for his dinner; I had spicy battered shrimp on hand that I wanted to use and a couple choices of dried pasta. This sauce sounded perfect to tie it all together! Served over tortiglioni pasta with salad and toasted Italian bread. Just like I spent all day on dinner. It is really hard to mess-up this kind of white sauce. In my opinion, it was very much like an Alfredo sauce! Of course there is very little difference in the two sauces.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter and margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in flour and bouillon until roux is well blended. Continue to cook and stir until thickened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium and whisk water into roux until smooth. Stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Season with white pepper.
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Sarah Jo
79
2/12/2013

I used all butter and sauteed a little fresh minced garlic in the butter before adding all the rest of the ingredients. To add a little more flavor, I added a good amount of parmesan cheese and a little red pepper flake to the sauce before tossing it with hot fettucini. Not bad, it tastes a lot like the flavored boxed pasta my Mom made me as a kid. The kids INHALED IT.

klemo
67
11/16/2012

A really quick easy white sauce. I will use it again for sure.

cwengo
50
1/3/2013

My picky kids loved this! Great combo over whole wheat Fusilli pasta.(I used 1/2c soy milk in place of milk,& about 1-2tsp black pepper)