Vegetable and almond pasta

I love to make one pot dishes on weekdays. This is a simple and easy dish, loaded with vegetables, easy to make and delicious to eat. Almond pieces give a nice crunch and taste to it.

2 cups pasta(fusilli or penne)
1 cup vegetable (bellpepper, zucchini)
1/4 cup tomato
2 cups milk
2 tbl spns all purpose flour
2 tbl spns butter
1 tea spn chopped garlic
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup almonds

Heat water and cook pasta along with salt according to package instructions.
Heat butter in a wide pan on medium low heat. Add vegetables (do not add tomato), garlic. Fry for 5-6 mins.
Make a well in the center and add flour. Whisk it, taking care not to butn it and removing all lumps.
Pour the milk and let it thicken. Add salt and pepper as required.
Add cooked pasta, tomato.
Lightly roast the almonds and chop them. Add these to the pasta. Mix well. Add cheese and mix.
Serve hot.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20mins

31 thoughts on “Vegetable and almond pasta”

  1. Wow..thats unique one and am surely going to try it out! I hv some colored fusilli idle in pantry! Tks for sharing this n lovely pictorial as well! (I wd b back here by next thu ur special day! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs)

  2. I was crazy about almonds and I posted a few Almond based recipes, now after seeing your creamy pasta with almond I am totally into it…

  3. Awesome Shilpa!

    Now that I am reacquainting myself with bachlerhood, I need more such one-pot recipes! Will let you know how I manage to bungle this completely!

    PS, met your dad in Kumta, briefly!

  4. what a coincidence!!
    my mom prepares it just like that(but without almonds and cheese) and she has prepared it today…….
    will try eating it with almonds

  5. Wow never tried this way with almonds. One question does the milk curdle when tomatoes are added. Never tried adding tomatoes to a white sauce based pasta.

    Shilpa: No. Because by the time you add tomatoes, the sauce would have already thickened.

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  7. Hey Shilpa,
    Thanks for this recipe. My daughter likes Pasta very much. I was quite bored of preparing with pasta sauce. I prepared this. Everyone at home liked it very much. It is a great recipe.

  8. I was just looking out for white sauce pasta recipe and i am glad i found the perfect one. I tried it today and turned out to be a delicious one. My daughter was very happy and liked it a lot. i keep track of all ur recipes. Keep up the good work.

  9. Poornima Prabhu

    Hi Shilpa
    am going to try and make pasta for the 1 st time-my ? is does the shape of the pasta matter much?……I have butterfly pasta which my daughter insisted on buying,i can make with this,right?
    Thanx in advance.

  10. Hi,
    tried this and came out SUPERB……….thanx a lot,Shilpa.Can u post a Tomato sauce based recipe,too.

  11. Hello there,
    All your recipe look delicious.. Can u please post the recipe of Pasta salad if you have one..I have tasted one from Namdhari’s and always wanted to try one at home, but don’t know the recipe..

  12. Hi Shilpa

    Is there a substitute of “All Purpose Flour” for this recipe as am trying to make a gluten free version of it.


    P.S. What an amazing job you’re doing with this blog! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Just made it, still eating it. Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚
    Had used dry italian seasoning and totally missed the cheese, but still tastes lovely. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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