Easy Cheesy Pasta


This delicious yet simple pasta recipe is one of my favourites!  It is my go-to recipe when I want a quick yet tasty meal and can be tailored to your taste by adding your own choice of vegetables or cheese.

Overall time needed: 20 mins

Ingredients (for 2):

4 mushrooms
1 red onion
4 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons plain flour
100g mature cheddar cheese (or to taste)
300ml milk
200g pasta
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Tablespoon of olive oil


  • Boil the pasta as instructed on the packet and leave to boil as you prepare the sauce.
  • Prepare your ingredients for the sauce: Chop the mushrooms, onions and finely chop the garlic cloves.  Grate the cheese.

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  • Add the olive oil to the frying pan (for this recipe, a wok-style pan works best) and leave to simmer on a medium heat till the oil is hot.
  • Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the pan and fry for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

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  • Add the plain flour to the pan and stir so all the vegetables are covered in the flour.

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  • Turn the heat to low, and pour the milk in the pan.  Stir to avoid lumps, and leave to simmer on a low heat for until the mixture starts to boil.  This should take approximately 1 – 2 minutes

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  • Add the grated cheese to the pan and stir until the cheese is melted

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  • Add a pinch of salt, pepper and any other seasoning to taste, A few sprigs of fresh rosemary can add a great touch.
  • Add the drained pasta to the sauce, if the sauce is too thick you may want to add some more milk to thin it down.

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  • The pasta is ready to serve.  You may want to add a few chopped cherry tomatoes or spinach leaves to garnish.


4 thoughts on “Easy Cheesy Pasta

  1. Hi Karishma

    I make a version of this for myself, substituting cheddar for goat’s cheese, sauce for goat’s butter and sometimes (for comfort food!) I add a boiled egg!

  2. I forgot to say that I also use a replacement pasta. There are lots of great non wheat ones. One of my favourites is rice pasta. The penne is fab and is probably the most similar to texture that wheat offers. 🙂

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