Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White sauce (Healthy Heart Recipe)

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May. 18, 2015

Satiating and delicious, the Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce is an exciting meal in a bowl. Full of veggies and whole wheat pasta, this dish is a power-packed and fibre-filled treat that helps reduce bad cholesterol. The colourful veggies, apart from adding visual appeal and a lovely crunch to the dish, also pool in ample nutrients. Antioxidant-rich capsicum, broccoli and carrots also prevent oxidative damage to the arteries. The best part is that all this goodness comes at a low calorie count. The white sauce in this luscious preparation is made using low-fat milk, with just a teaspoon of olive oil and wheat flour for thickening. Cook up this delectable treat occasionally to add an Italian touch to your meal.


Cooked whole wheat pasta 1 Cup (16 tbs) (penne)
Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
Finely chopped garlic 2 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Sliced onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whole wheat flour 2 Tablespoon
Low fat milk 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Sliced capsicums 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (red, yellow and green)
Blanched broccoli florets 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Julienne carrot strips 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , blanched
Salt To Taste
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Red chilli flakes 1/2 Teaspoon



In a broad non-stick pan, heat oil. Add garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add whole wheat flour, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the wheat flour turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.

Add milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.

Add capsicum, broccoli, carrot, whole wheat pasta, salt, oregano and chilli flakes.

Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes, while stirring occasionally. 


Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 9 Minutes
Ready In: 9 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 414Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 384 mg16%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet