Easy Cheesy Sweet White Sauce Pasta Dessert in the Air Fryer

Sweet white sauce pasta dessert is delicious and easy to make. The sweet white sauce pasta topped with mozzarella and baked to perfection tastes irresistibly good.

I tried cheesy sweet pasta dessert at an Italian wedding. The Italian food was excellent, but this sweet pasta dish was super delicious.

I was hesitant to try the dish at first. I went for a cake after dinner, but my husband insisted on trying. And I am glad that I listened to him and tried.

sweet white sauce pasta dessert

The creamy sweet white sauce pasta was topped with mozzarella and baked until the mixture was bubbly and cheese browned on the top.

You will get this delightful and mild salty taste when you first bite. It was so creamy and delicious that I had to try this recipe at home.

After trying it multiple times, I have come up with this cheesy sweet pasta dessert recipe that is so delicious that I am hooked, and once you try it, you will be hooked too!

Sweet pasta dessert?

Pasta dessert is a modern-day dessert in Italy these days. Pasta coated with chocolate, pasta cooked with sweet milk and topped with cinnamon, pasta shells filled with pudding, and custard or whipped crème and fruit are some ways of enjoying pasta as a dessert.

Italian has been serving sweet pasta dishes for a long time. So, next time you visit an Italian restaurant, do not forget to order their sweet pasta dessert.

Today, I am sharing a sweet pasta dish made with white sauce. Pasta is boiled till tender, then coated with sweet white sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, basked until mixture is bubbly and cheese is browned.

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Ingredients needed to make Sweet white Sauce Pasta dessert

 All the ingredients to make sweet pasta dessert can be found in a pantry. Here is the list of ingredients you need for this recipe.

2 cup pasta (200 grams penne or any other of your choice)

1 ½ cup milk

1 ½ tablespoon all-purpose flour

2 tablespoon butter

¼ teaspoon black pepper

5 tablespoons sugar or brown sugar

Water for boiling pasta

Salt

½ cup mozzarella cheese

A baking dish that fits into an air fryer

And an Air fryer. For this recipe, you can use any model of the air fryer – basket, tray or Instant pot lid.

How to make Sweet White Sauce Pasta Dessert

Here is a recipe to make sweet white sauce pasta Dessert

Boil Pasta

Fill the pot with water and boil the water on a high flame.

Once water is boiling, add pasta.

Cook pasta a little soft then you usually cook for pasta dishes. Pasta should be soft when you bite into them.

Drain water off the pasta and let it sit aside.

Make Sweet White Sauce Pasta

Add 2 tablespoons of butter into the saucepan. Set the pan at low heat.

step of making sweet white pasta dessert

Once butter is melted, add all-purpose flour. Roast the flour in butter at low to medium flame until fragrant. It will take approximately 2 minutes. Do not let flour change its color.

Once the flour is fragrant, add ¼ cup of milk and whisk the mixture together until milk and flour are blended, and no lumps remain.

Then add the rest of the milk, sugar, and black pepper.

Blend the ingredient, let it simmer until the sauce turns thick, and coat the back of the spoon.

Turn the heat off and add boiled pasta into the sweet white sauce.

Coat each boiled pasta with sweet white sauce.

Transfer the mix to the baking tray.

Top the pasta + White Sauce mixture with mozzarella cheese.

white sauce pasta in a baking tray in an air fryer basket- cooked and uncooked

Place the baking tray in an air fryer. And air fry it at 360°C for 5-6 minutes until the mixture is bubbly and cheese is browned on the top.

Serve the warm sweet pasta dessert.

Tips for success

While making a sweet white sauce, do not let all-purpose flour burn while sautéing it with butter. Instead, lightly roast the flour in butter over low heat.

When you add milk to the flour and butter mix, add it in a portion. First, add ¼ cup of milk and combine the ingredients. You need lump free mixture. Once you achieve that, then only add the rest of the milk.

For this recipe, you need to boil your pasta very well. Boil pasta more than you usually do until they are soft.

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FAQs

Can you add brown sugar to pasta?

Yes, you can add brown sugar or white sugar to sweeten your pasta dish. If you are making sweet dessert pasta, then experiment with adding white or white sugar to the dish and see which one gives the best taste.

For the sweet white sauce pasta dish recipe, I like to add white sugar as a sweetener than brown sugar. But if you are making cinnamon sugar sweet pasta, then like to add brown sugar as a sweetener.

How do you make sweet pasta?

There are multiple ways you can make sweet pasta. You can boil your pasta with milk and sugar to make them sweet. Or you can boil your pasta in plain water and later sweeten them with sweet white sauce.

Easy Cheesy Sweet White Sauce Pasta Dessert in the Air Fryer

Recipe by PiaraCourse: Air Fryer DessertCuisine: Italian
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

6

minutes
Total time

21

minutes

Sweet white sauce pasta dessert is delicious and easy to make. The sweet white sauce pasta topped with mozzarella and baked to perfection tastes irresistibly good.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup pasta (200 grams penne or any other of your choice)

  • 1 ½ cup milk

  • 1 ½ tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 5 tablespoons sugar or brown sugar

  • Water for boiling pasta

  • Salt

  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese

  • Instruments
  • A baking dish that fits into an air fryer

  • Air Fryer

Directions

  • Boil Pasta
  • Fill the pot with water and boil the water on a high flame.
  • Once the water is boiling, add pasta.
  • Cook pasta a little soft than you usually cook for pasta dishes. Pasta should be soft when you bite into them.
  • Drain water off the pasta and let it sit aside.
  • Make Sweet White Sauce Pasta
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter into the saucepan. Set the pan at low heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add all-purpose flour. Roast the flour in butter at low to medium flame until fragrant. It will take approximately 2 minutes. Do not let flour change its color.
  • Once the flour is fragrant, add ¼ cup of milk and whisk the mixture together until milk and flour are blended and no lumps remain.
  • Then add the rest of the milk, sugar, and black pepper.
  • Blend the ingredient, let it simmer until the sauce turns thick, and coat the back of the spoon.
  • Turn the heat off and add boiled pasta into the sweet white sauce.
  • Coat each boiled pasta with sweet white sauce.
  • Transfer the mix to the baking tray.
  • Top the pasta + White Sauce mixture with mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the baking tray in an air fryer. And air fry it at 360°C for 5-6 minutes until the mixture is bubbly and cheese is browned on the top.
  • Serve the warm sweet pasta dessert.

Notes

  • While making a sweet white sauce, do not let all-purpose flour burn while sautéing it with butter. Instead, lightly roast the flour in butter over low heat.
  • When you add milk to the flour and butter mix, add it in a portion. First, add ¼ cup of milk and combine the ingredients. You need lump free mixture. Once you achieve that, then only add the rest of the milk.
  • For this recipe, you need to boil your pasta very well. Boil pasta more than you usually do until they are soft.

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