I made a delicious cheese sauce the other day and decided to share the recipe/tutorial. Cheese sauce is a great base for loads of classic meals, such as macaroni cheese, moussaka and lasagne. I combined the cheese sauce with filled pasta, specifically prosciutto crudo & cheese cappelletti (sounds fancy, I know 😉 ). You can pick up these filled pastas in loads and loads of flavours in any supermarket.
Here’s what it looked like:
Here’s what you will need:
– Milk (any kind)
– Flour (plain)
– Butter or Margarine
– Cheese (any kind)
– Black Pepper (for flavouring)
– Filled Pasta
Firstly, add the butter to the pan and warm it slowly until it is completely melted.
Take off the heat and add a scoop of flour.
Add milk to the mixture until you have the required amount of sauce.
Keep stirring and turn up the heat until the mixture starts boiling.
Stir in the cheese until it is fully melted. You can always taste the sauce now to see if you would like to add more cheese to make it taste creamier.
Add black pepper for flavour. I add quite a lot as I like the taste but if you don’t like pepper you can skip this step or add a different spice/flavouring.
Mix the pepper in fully.
Looks delicious right? 😉
Next we cook the pasta.
Bring the water to the boil (until it is bubbling quite a lot).
Tip the pasta into the pan.
Use a fork to push the pasta down into the water to make sure all of the pasta is fully cooked.
These fresh pastas do not take long to cook. You can tell they are cooked by change in colour and they also swell up slightly. If you are unsure just taste one to make sure.
Strain the pasta into a colander over a sink and let any excess water drain out.
When the pasta is fully drained of water slowly add it into cheese sauce.
Let me know if you decide to try the recipe and if you enjoy it!
Love Lou xoxox