Saucy pasta with spring vegetables

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Recipe from: 19 August 2015
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400
    g
    pasta tubes or shells
  • 50
    ml
    butter
  • 50
    ml
    flour
  • 450
    ml
    milk
  • 30
    ml
    dry white wine
  • 250-400ml mixed frozen carrots, sweet corn and peas
  • 100
    g
    shaved ham, shredded (optional)
  • fresh basil, to serve
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and keep warm.
While the pasta is boiling, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir to form a roux. Remove from the heat and add the milk a little at a time. Add the wine and bring to the boil while stirring. Add a little more milk if the sauce is too thick.
Add the vegetables to the sauce and simmer until soft. Stir often to prevent the sauce burning.
Pour the sauce over the pasta and add the ham, if using. Stir gently to combine. Serve topped with fresh basil.

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