Spaghetti with Chicken Sausages in White Sauce

A comfort dish is what this one is….easy and simple to prepare especially if you stock up on white sauce. Just throw in some sausages, stir in the pasta and you have a filling delicious meal in no time.

When I started blogging, a big advice I received from many is that I need to connect with my followers through my writing and not just my recipes. But my problem is that I really don’t want to fill up the pages with my life but I would rather write about the dish or food in general. And I want to connect with all here through food and nothing else. But I am interested to know what you guys think – do you like what you see here or is there something I need to change big time? Love to hear your comments….

Ingredients:

  1. 350 gms spaghetti
  2. 6 chicken sausages (skinless); sliced
  3. ½ red onion; finely chopped
  4. ½ bell pepper/capsicum; finely chopped
  5. ½ tsp dried Italian herbs
  6. 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  7. 2 tbsp olive oil
  8. Parmesan cheese; for garnish
  9. White sauce:
  • 2 tbsp white flour
  • 2 tbsp plain unsalted butter
  • 3-4 cups milk
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese; grated
  • ½ tsp dried Italian herbs
  • Salt, to season
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method:

  1. Cook the spaghetti as per packet instructions; drain and keep aside. Reserve 1 cup of the drained pasta water.
  2. To make the white sauce, melt butter in a large pot and add the flour. Mix well and cook on low heat to prepare the roux (this is essentially cooking for a minute or two to remove the raw taste of the flour). Add 1 cup milk and mix into the roux using a whisk. Continue cooking stirring constantly so that no lumps are formed. As the sauce begins to thicken, add another cup of milk and whisk well. Add the seasoning and cheese; continue to stir and when the sauce thickens again, add the third cup of milk. Whisk well and cook till the sauce attains a creamy consistency. Keep aside.
  3. In another pot, heat olive oil and add the onions and bell pepper; sauté for a minute till the onions are just softened and add the sliced sausages. Cook for 1-2 minutes till the sausages are lightly fried and then add the seasonings.
  4. Mix well and add the white sauce followed by the cooked spaghetti. Mix well to incorporate and if the sauce feels too thick, add some of the pasta water to loosen it up.
  5. Serve immediately with grated parmesan on top.

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