Easy Cheesy Pasta

My kids love pasta, and they love this cheesy pasta recipe!  The peas are a cute addition, and because the pasta tastes so good, they have no problem eating their peas!

3 cups uncooked pasta
1 cup frozen peas
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk (lowfat)
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (add more to taste, if needed)
dash of nutmeg


Start by bringing water to a boil and cooking the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, make your roux (sauce). Melt butter in a small pan over medium/low heat, and add in the flour.  Whisk until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the milk, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder, dash of nutmeg, and salt.

Continue to heat and whisk.  The mixture will begin to thicken.

Toss the cooked pasta, peas and sauce.. enjoy!

Adapted from a recipe we found the The Minnie & Friends Cookbook.