Penne Pasta in White Sauce

How many times you have made pasta super delicious but without cheese or APF. It’s like a revelation. Pasta can be healthy too. I add a lot of veggies in my pasta to make it healthier.


The super crunchy top is what makes it yummy. Ofcourse you can add cheese if you want but I was out of cheese thus the changes and to my surprise it was a hit.


Please do try it without cheese, it does deliver.


For white sauce
2 tbsp APF
1 cup milk
Salt & Pepper as per taste

For wholewheat white sauce recipe click here

For pasta veggies
2 cups assorted veggies – I have used cauliflower,  red & yellow bell pepper, French beans, carrots

For pasta
Boil penne pasta as per instructions on the pack

For top crunch layer
1 cup bread trimmings
1 tsp butter
Fresh coriander/ basil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Blend all the ingredients together to form the crumb


Heat pan till its very hot. Add olive oil. Saute veggies till slighly charred. Keep aside.

In the same pan heat butter. Saute APF for 15 sec. Add milk slowly whilst whisking continually. Add salt and pepper.

Mix veggies. Tranfer into an oven proof dish. Top with the crumb mix.


Bake at 180°C for 20 min.


Serve hot.



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