Cheese Skillet Pasta

It is said:

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta”

Pasta has to be one of the widely accepted international food and a comfort food for so many including me. I love pasta eating and making both, normally I like making my own pasta from scratch (Recipe of a separate post). This recipe uses store brought pasta from those quick weekdays dinner!

Normally a skillet recipes are made in over, this one however is a Stove top method

Lets get started;

This recipe serves 2

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients-

  • Pasta – 4 handful (You can use any shape, I used penne)
  • Flour – 2 tea spoon

Dairy-

  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Butter – 4 teaspoon
  • Cheese- a handful grated

Essential-

  • Salt- As per taste (I used 1 spoon to boil pasta and half spoon in seasoning of sauce)
  • Black pepper – less than half tea spoon
  • Oil – 2 teaspoon
  • Oregano – 1-2 Pinch for sprinkle
  • Red chili flakes (Optional)

Method

  1. In a large pan put water, salt and oil and let it heat
  2. Once boiling, add in your pasta and let it cook Al dente
  3. Once cooked , strain the pasta (don’t throw the liquid)
  4. In a skillet melt butter and add in flour and stir to make roux
  5. Do not let flour change color, in about 2 min start adding milk , little at a time and stir so no lumps are made
  6. After the milk is added this should be at a sauce consistency, if it goes thick add in the water strained from pasta (a little at a time you don’t want it runny)
  7. Add in salt and pepper and your pasta sauce is ready.
  8. Mix in pasta and give a nice stir, and put the skillet on simmer
  9. Cover it with grated cheese and cover the lid, and let the cheese melt which should take about 2 min.
  10. After 2 min open the lid sprinkle with oregano and chilli flakes (if using)
  11. Serve hot with Garlic bread

 

 

 

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