So what happens when you are hungry around 5 pm in the evening and remember that there is some ready to do pasta at home? But after opening your fridge you learn that there isn’t a tomato neither cheese…. Sad isn’t it.
Not to worry…. this happened to me and inspite of no tomato, olive oil and cheese I decided to go further with the pasta idea…REASON???? I was SUPER HUNGRY and it is probably one of the fastest dish to cook….hehehe
So what did I do? Hungry times call for deperate experiments…
I searched my refrigerator a little bit more and found some milk, butter, cheese spread and oregano & red chilli flakes which came alongwith ordered pizza from a nearby pizza chain. I got an idea and rushed to kitchen.
So here is my fast, simple and easy to cook Farfalle Pasta in White Cheesy Sauce which I prepared without making the white sauce in the traditional way and ofcourse without any actual cheese.
Approximately 3 cups of uncooked Farfalle pasta (Serves four people)
1 cup of Milk
1 finely chopped red onion
7 – 8 finely chopped garlic cloves (I used more… depends on your tastebuds)
1 – 2 teaspoon butter
2 tbsp oil normally used for cooking which is refined groundout oil
Cheese spread, Chilli flakes and Oregano Spice Mix from Dominos
How it is done:
Cook the pasta as per the pack. Don’t forget to add some salt and oil while cooking it. While the pasta is cooking, chop the onion and garlic. Save around ½ cup of starchy pasta water before you drain and then wash the cooked pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process.
In a pan, heat oil. Add the butter and chopped garlic on medium flame. Then add the red onion. Sauté for a min or two and then add milk and saved pasta water. You can add some flour before adding the milk. I didn’t add because the starchy water was enough to thicken the sauce a little bit and also frankly didn’t have patience to mix the flour with milk properly. Let the milk simmer for around five to seven minutes. This will let the sauce thicken and at the same time the garlic and onion flavour will mix with the milk. Add some chilli flakes and oregano.
Normally at this stage it is good to add grated parmesan and let it melt. But I didn’t have the cheese so I used cheese spread but not directly in the pan. I mixed the cooked pasta, sauce and a big dollop of cheese spread to flat glass dish and grilled it for 10 to 12 minutes.
Rest assured the pasta tasted just as delicious as it would have been tasted if made in a traditional way. Infact I saved time and will definitely try this recipe again and again. This is how the end result looks like… creamy and yummy.