Thursday, February 3, 2011

Creamy Cheesy Pasta

I spent a good amount of time thinking about my first recipe and thought it should be something special that's not eaten everyday, but yummy yet simple! I was quite generous with the quantity of cheese and cream and my hubby just loved it :)

Creamy Cheesy Pasta

Here's what you need for the sauce:

Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Garlic - 3 pods, chopped
Sun-dried tomatoes (can substitute with honey sweet tomatoes) - 10
Gouda cheese - 300 g
Heavy cream - 200 ml
Salt - as required


Let's start with cooking the pasta (I made it with Farfalle and used 350 g for 2 people) with water and salt by following the packet instructions.
One tip is to drain the water after the pasta is cooked al-dente and immediately dunk it in cold water and then rinse. This is to prevent pasta from getting over-cooked.

Now, for the creamy-cheesy sauce...
  • Take a non-stick frying pan and heat olive oil and melt the butter
  • Sauté chopped onions and garlic for a minute or two
  • Add about half of sun-dried or honey-sweet tomatoes
  • Pour the cream and add a pinch of nutmeg, if you like it
  • Add salt (adjust salt as we have cooked our pasta with salt)
  • Give it a boil and then add the cheese (if you don't get Gouda, just add any sweeter variety of cheese, avoid cheddar, if you can).
  • Keep stirring till the sauce is smooth. Take care to see that the cheese doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Add the cooked pasta and coat it gently with all the cream and cheese....ummm, that sounds delicious, doesn't it?
  • Garnish with some more tomatoes and parsley
  • Serve immediately!

Tip: If you think the cost of cheese and heavy cream is gonna pinch your pocket everytime, you can go easy on cheese and cream, save some of them for the next time and add Alfredo sauce bought from the stores.


  1. A thing well begun is half done:) all the best de!:)

  2. ..and btw, thanks for choosing the title tat I suggested:)

  3. Hi DV... Tried this one yeste.. Came out well... Really Creamy...

  4. Thanks, Leka :) Glad to know you tried and u liked it. We usually eat pasta with tomato base but this one is really creamy and makes a good treat for your taste buds.


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