White Sauce Vegetable Pasta


As I had mentioned in Pesto Pasta, White sauce pasta is my all time favorite. Whenever we go to Italian restaurant, we will usually order White sauce pasta. First time I had white sauce pasta in a restaurant called “Little Italy” in India. I was so addicted to this Creamy pasta. One of my friends told me the recipe for white sauce. After hearing that, I was surprised that 3 ingredients – butter, all purpose flour and milk making that wonder. Here is my version of white sauce pasta.

White Sauce Vegetable Pasta

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 40 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Entree


Rotini Pasta – 1 box (340 grams) I used 100 % Whole wheat pasta

Zucchini – 1

broccoli – 1

Black Olives – 1/4 cup pitted

Bell pepper – 1 , thinly sliced

Spring Onion – 4 strings

Garlic – 2 pods, peeled and minced

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Grated mozzarella and cheddar – 1/4 cup (Parmesan is preferred, but we don’t eat that)

Butter – 2 tbsp

All purpose flour – 2 tbsp

Milk – 2 cup + 1/2 cup

Heavy Cream – 2 tbsp (optional)

Garlic powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)

Salt – as needed

Italian seasoning/ oregeno- 1 tsp (I used Italian seasoning)

Ground black pepper – as needed (According to your spice level)

Water – as needed



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  • In a large Saucepan, add water and salt, and let the water come to a boil while you prepare other ingredients
  • Place Zucchini, bell pepper and broccoli in a oven tray, cook it for 10  – 15 minutes
  • As soon as the water comes to a boil, add the pasta, stir and reduce heat to medium. Cook pasta as per the instruction given on the package and drain the water
  • Add olive oil and butter in a frying pan. When it is hot, add the minced garlic, and saute for one minute. Then add spring onion and saute. Add all purpose flour and after a quick stir, add milk and whisk well to avoid lumps


  • When it thickens after 2-3 minutes, add cooked zucchini, bell pepper and broccoli and gently stir to combine. Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper


  • Add the drained pasta to the sauce and gently mix together and add heavy cream.  Add grated cheese and switch off.  Serve hot



My Notes:

  • Instead of preparing white sauce at home, you can also buy it from store
  • Instead of baking vegetable you can also sauté them directly
  • Add any veggies of your choice. Eggplant, peas, corn, spinach, cabbage etc can also be added
  • I have used Rotini instead  penne or any variety of pasta can be used
  • Instead of spring onion regular onion can also be used
  • If you think the pasta is dry, add 2 tbsp of milk/heavy cream while serving

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48 thoughts on “White Sauce Vegetable Pasta

  1. […] moving abroad, I started eating Zucchini. Usually I add it in dishes like pasta, panang curry etc. One lazy day I wanted to do some quick rice accompaniment and when I was […]

  2. Sophie33 July 29, 2014 at 4:51 AM Reply

    I made it & loved it! It was the max!

  3. Patty Nguyen July 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM Reply

    Oh yes, white sauces are my favorite!

  4. Treat and Trick July 27, 2014 at 1:09 AM Reply

    Healthy combo and looks so yum!

  5. Irene July 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM Reply

    Why buy white sauce at the store when I can just try making your recipe. I bet it is lots tastier. 🙂

  6. Liz July 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM Reply

    I love white sauce. It’s always such a pleasure to eat pasta with white sauce and addition of veggies makes it healthy too!

  7. Pocketful of Motherhood July 25, 2014 at 10:01 PM Reply

    I like creamy white sauces on pasta too! This looks great and I love that you added lots of veggies :).

  8. Jeanne Melanson July 25, 2014 at 9:03 PM Reply

    Yum! This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. sarahjmir July 25, 2014 at 6:28 PM Reply

    What a great spin on a classic base!

  10. apuginthekitchen July 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM Reply

    The white sauce and vegetables makes a delicious pasta dish. Looks delicious.

  11. swathiiyer July 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM Reply

    delicious sauce with pasta, adding veggies makes it more delectable.

  12. The Gastronomic Bong July 25, 2014 at 6:57 AM Reply

    Gosh!! Vidya this is so amazing.. Looks so delicious.. love the addition of summer veggies.. 🙂

  13. natasha July 25, 2014 at 3:44 AM Reply

    Yum….I love everything in white sauce…reminds me of my childhood…

  14. Lori July 25, 2014 at 3:38 AM Reply

    I love white sauce! Yummy Vidya!

  15. lapetitepaniere July 25, 2014 at 2:14 AM Reply

    Looks very tasty Vidya 🙂

  16. deliciouslynell July 25, 2014 at 2:11 AM Reply

    Wow, I’ve never had white sauce. But this looks delicious!

  17. ashreyamom July 25, 2014 at 1:40 AM Reply

    now that we dont get much of the ingredients in vizag, i prefer eating pasta at restaurants..

    • Traditionally Modern Food July 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM Reply

      I understand:-) try with our Indian veggies and looking forward to hear a fusion recipe from you

  18. Chitra Jagadish July 25, 2014 at 1:39 AM Reply

    This is one of my family favourite tooooo vidya as you mentioned it’s a coincidence both of us posted pasta same time. …..g8 looks yum…..

  19. Charanya July 25, 2014 at 12:46 AM Reply

    Haven’t had white sauce in a while. Going to find a vegan version 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food July 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM Reply

      While drafting I was thinking about you Charan, I am sure I can expect a vegan version soon:-)

  20. My Kitchen Moments July 25, 2014 at 12:27 AM Reply

    White sauce is my favorite too rather than red sauce in pasta!!

    • Traditionally Modern Food July 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM Reply

      Aiswarya, we two are sailing in same boat:-) when it comes to pasta even I prefer white sauce more

  21. Nish Kitchen July 24, 2014 at 11:55 PM Reply

    My favourite too. Looks delicious!!

  22. Aruna Panangipally July 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM Reply

    One of my favourites!

  23. Malar July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM Reply

    Looks good Vidya….

  24. […] it comes to pasta, White sauce pasta is my all time favorite. When we where in UK, one of Hubby’s colleague frequently brings […]

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