Monday, 2 April 2012

Easy Cheesy Pasta!

I was feeling like some pasta yesterday afternoon but we didn't have any sauce so I made a cheese sauce from scratch!  I wasn't very sure how this would turn out but it was actually really good so I thought I'd share it with you - also so I can make it again!  This recipe serves one.

Uhh, looks really appetising doesn't it, haha!

  • 20g of margarine/butter
  • 20g plain flour
  • 175-200mls milk
  • 1 tsp of English Mustard (adjust to taste)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp of any kind of cheese
  • 1 mug of macaroni

Melt the marg on a low heat and then take off the heat and sieve in the flour until it is a paste.

Put it back on the heat for 2 minutes - this takes the floury taste away!

Boil a kettle and put your pasta on at some point and leave to cook while you finish the sauce!  I add a drop of sunflower oil to stop the pasta sticking to each other. 

Gradually add in the milk to the flour mixture, stirring to avoid lumps.  I only used 150mls of milk but my sauce was a lot thicker than I would have liked!

Once all the milk has been added (the more you add, the thinner it will be) bring to the boil and keep stirring.

Simmer until it is all thickened up nicely!

Take off the heat and add in your mustard (if you want), cheese (I used Parmesan and Gruyere) and seasoning.  Then give it a taste and see if you need to add any more of anything.

Drain the pasta and stir it in with the sauce, voila!

I was going to add some wee tomatoes but I totally forgot...

Anyway, I thought this was rather tasty!  Let me know if you have a go at it, or if you have any other good easy veggy recipes on your blog!



  1. I am in LOVE with both pasta and cheese, so thanks for sharing! xo


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