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White Sauce Pasta
4.80 from 15 votes

White Sauce Pasta

Creamy and garlicky and so delicious! This white sauce pasta is the ultimate weeknight dinner for the whole family. It’s a quick one-pot meal that tastes amazing and is very easy to make
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 417 kcal


  • 12 oz dried pasta , (such as Fusilli, Penne, Rotelle, Gemelli, Torchio, Rotini)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 head of garlic, (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
  • a pinch of nutmeg, (add more according to your liking)
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil , (add more according to your liking)
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning , (add more according to your liking)
  • ½ teaspoon salt , (add more according to your liking)
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (lightly packed)

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Cook the pasta until al dente. Follow the cooking instructions on the product packaging.
  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant for about 30 seconds. Do not burn.
  • Add all-purpose flour, cook, stirring constantly, until well combined and smooth.
  • Add chicken broth, heavy cream, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, basil, Italian seasoning, and salt. 
    Cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened and enough sauce to cover the pasta. Taste and adjust seasoning with extra spices if needed.
  • Turn off the heat then add pasta, stir to coat.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese until melted. Adjust seasoning with extra salt or cheese if needed.
  • Serve with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!



Heavy Cream: You may substitute an equal amount of heavy cream for half-and-half or whole milk with extra butter.  Heavy creams contain more fat than half-and-half-creams and also more resistant to curdling, so they are a better choice in soups and sauces. 
If you are going to use milk or half n half, don't let it boil! Be sure to cook over medium-low heat to prevent curdling. 


Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 11gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 442mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 804IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bechamel Sauce Pasta, Creamy Garlic Pasta, White Sauce Pasta
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