How to make Farfalle Pasta tossed in Cheese Sauce -

Fresh thyme makes this pasta dish in cheese sauce very refreshing.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Parmesan cheese (पारमेज़ान चीज़), Pasta (पास्ता )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

Farfalle Pasta tossed in Cheese Sauce

Farfalle Pasta tossed in Cheese Sauce Recipe Card


Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Farfalle Pasta tossed in Cheese Sauce Recipe

  • Parmesan cheese grated, ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Pasta spinach farfalle as required

  • Olive oil as required

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Warm milk ¾ cup

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste + for garnishing

  • Fresh thyme sprigs, 1-2 + for garnishing


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add some olive oil, salt and pasta and boil till the pasta floats on the surface. Drain and soak in chilled water for 30 seconds. Drain well.

Step 2

To prepare cheese sauce, heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add flour, mix and saute for 30 seconds. Add ½ cup milk, whisk well and cook till the mixture thickens.

Step 3

Add salt, crushed peppercorns, remaining milk and torn thyme sprigs and mix. Add boiled pasta and mix well. Add cheese and mix well.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with some grated cheese, torn thyme sprigs and crushed peppercorns.

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