Pasta in Cheese Sauce

It’s no secret, that I love Italian and pastas. However, making it to the taste of kids palate (read: no spices, no olives, only cheese) and only eating pastas and pizzas on our eat-outs, have cured me of the love of pasta to a lot of extent.

Pasta – kid-friendly, comes together in a jiffy, creamy, cheese-y, carbs, less spicy; makes it an ideal weekend meal at my home.

Pasta in Cheese Sauce

Though, I have reduced my own consumption of pasta to a great degree but it still is consumed in gusto by all in my home. Every alternate weekend, pasta is on the menu and sometimes in tiffin-boxes also for the kids.

I recently tried a different cheese sauce and made pasta with it, apart from using it as a dip and spread. It was the biggest hit ever.

V and kids couldn’t stop gushing about it. Cheesey, creamy and comes together in less than 15 minutes. The best pasta ever!!

Pasta in Cheese Sauce

1 bowl of pasta - 250 grams Conversion Chart Print

Cheese Sauce Pasta

Ingredients

250 grams of spaghetti or any other pasta of your choice
2 cups of cheese sauce
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
dried herbs
salt to taste

Preparation

1.In a deep vessel, boil water with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt. Once the water starts boiling slowly add pasta, allowing the water to continue simmering all the while. Cook the pasta in simmering water for another 5-8 minutes. Keep checking using a fork to cut the pasta. If it takes slight pressure to cut through the pasta then it is done. This stage is known as al dente. Do not over cook the pasta.
2.Drain and sprinkle the pasta with little olive oil to keep it from sticking together. Also you may want to collect this water and use as stock in a soup. You can run pasta under cold water as well to stop further cooking.
3.In a thick bottom pan, gently heat the cheese sauce if you made it ahead or if it's freshly made, then add pasta to warm sauce. Mix well. Adjust spices and salt. Garnish with grated cheese. Serve hot.

Notes

The most awesome and delicious pasta ever. This cheese sauce complements the pasta well and is very versatile.