Pasta with white sauce

Pasta with white sauce
Pasta with white sauce is creamy and many people love it because of its unique taste and texture. Usually, shell pastas or long and thin pastas are used along with white sauce. Ingredients of white sauce are also different when compared to those in red sauce. Basically, butter or olive oil may be used to make this sauce along with some finely ground wheat flour. Milk and cheese are other ingredients found in it. In so far as nutritional value is concerned, white sauce is something that will be good for proteins and calcium. The biggest drawback is the calorie content; this sauce and pasta with it are high calorie foods. Therefore, it is rich in cholesterol as well as unsaturated fat.

a. It is tasty and has a creamy texture; b. It is a good source of calcium as well as protein

a. Pasta with white sauce would have a rather high level of calories; b. The fat content in it would also be high, so it would increase both cholesterol, as well as saturated fat levels.




It depends really. I don't have a particular preference but if I had to choose out of both options, I would probably go for the white sauce (only if it was some sort of a cheesy sauce though). What are white sauces are there for pasta? The only one I can truly think of is a cheese sauce (which I absolutely love of course).
Posted by kingcool52 on 03-23-2018

White Sauce

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy pasta with both sauces, but lately I've found that I much prefer white sauces. I've been making chicken carbonara and shrimp alfredo as meals somewhat frequently over the past couple months, and when I go out to eat at an Italian restaurant, I'll generally order something along those criteria as well. There's something about the creaminess of the sauce that I think is really good.
Posted by TheArticulate on 03-26-2018


Pasta with white sauce is so delicious, I use to add it corn and bacon and it's more delicious. Maybe, I make the dish increase its caloric content but it's worth it. Cardio exercises fix almost everything.
Posted by cubo on 03-28-2018
JB Fernandez

Seems healthy!

I really don't know why, but I feel so healthy whenever I am eating pasta in a white sauce. I also love red sauce, but if I have to choose between the two I would always go for white sauce.
Posted by JB Fernandez on 03-23-2018

I love red sauce!

I don't know how to explain why I prefer and love red sauce, but it is just that I find it more delicious than the white sauce, or maybe it is just that I am not really fond of cheesy foods or very creamy. I can still eat white-sauced pasta if it is only the available one but I'll be happy if it is a red-sauced one. Hello to my fellow red-sauced pasta lover out there!
Posted by mitan143 on 04-15-2018

Carbonara > Spaghetti

I've always preferred carbonara over spaghetti. I don't know if it's because I've never had a proper red sauce pasta before. I live in the Philippines and the red sauce here is mostly for kids. It's more sweet because they add sugar and use banana ketchup in it. I don't know I'm not a fan of that flavor profile.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 09-27-2018

I like creamy pasta

I like creamy pasta. I do not like it with red sauce because it is to sour for my pasta. I do eat red pasta when I know who cook it but I really more prefer white pasta. It is more delicious in any aspect.
Posted by Zelmontero on 09-12-2018


I personally love white sauce pastas rather than the red ones. I think that white sauce is easier to cook than the red one. It has less ingredients (depending on the recipe) and can be easily found on our pantry. I don't really like the sourness from the red sauce pasta that are usually tomato-based. I really love the rich, sweet and salty, milky texture of white sauces.
Posted by MiaManimbo on 08-23-2018

Pasta with white sauce

I vote pasta with white sauce. It looks delicious to be eaten. Its mouth-watering food.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-06-2018

Pasta in white Sauce

Pasta will always taste better in a white sauce. In the red sauce the original taste of the Pasta is easily taken over by the strong taste of the Red sauce. On the other hand when Pasta is cooked in a white sauce it does retain its original taste. The white sauce enhances the taste of a Pasta. Pasta prepared in a White sauce is very mild and it can very easily be served to small children and also to the seniors in the Family. Pasta in a red sauce however can be a little spicy for them. So I think that Pasta in a white sauce will always win the race.
Posted by jpk0007 on 10-13-2018

My favorite

I always prefer white sauce over red sauce. The taste is just perfect. Not too strong, not too sweet, not too sour or acidic. The white sauce is just the perfect blend. Carbonara is what I always choose when asked which one I want.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-10-2018


Yes, spaghetti is indeed the go to food on birthday parties here in our country. But I think it's over rated, just because it's what people here are more used to seeing that's why they say it's better. But for me it has to be carbonara, the unique taste, the white sauce that makes it look more tasty, and of course the taste itself, creamy and delicious. You will want more once you've had some, i always do.
Posted by mftmadam on 10-31-2018

White sauce

I vote for white sauce. Its a symbol of purity. I like the white color and taste.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-04-2018

White sauce for me

I love white sauce than the red sauce. It's yummier and more appetizing for me. I don't like red sauce especially when it's sour.
Posted by jessie271 on 12-17-2018


Pasta with red sauce

Pasta with red sauce
Pasta with red sauce has a tangy taste because of the tomatoes used to make the sauce. Red sauce is also spicy because at times red chili peppers and garlic and onions are added. Olive oil is an important ingredient. Flavor is imparted with the help of basil, onions, tomatoes, and at times, other vegetables. Tube and ribbon pastas go well with red sauce. A cup full of red sauce would have approximately 160 calories and around 4 grams of fat, making it a healthier option when compared to white sauce. This sauce is rather rich in Vitamins such as C and A, and offers iron as well as calcium. Many people like pasta with red sauce because of its taste rather than considering its nutritional value or calories.

a. It has fewer calories when compared to pasta with white sauce; b. It has fewer grams of fat when compared to pasta with white sauce; c. It is tasty and light; d. It is rich in vitamins, iron, and calcium, and blends easily with meat and vegetables.

a. Many people do not like the non creamy texture of the red sauce



I love Spaghetti!

Where I live, we call pasta with red sauce, spaghetti and pasta with white sauce, carbonara. Both are delicious dishes. But if I'd only have to choose one, I'll have to go with spaghetti. Spaghetti with meaty sauce and lots of cheese tastes so darn good. I could eat spaghetti all day. Carbonara, though delicious, makes me feel full after just 1 serving.
Posted by limberg on 10-15-2018

Hate unnecessary saturated fat

I personally hate unnecessary saturated fat, and for that reason, I think that pasta with tomatoes is much better. I know that some people don't think that tomatoes have an interesting flavor but with some spices or flavoring, tomatoes can taste far better than white sauce. In case you are asking, I think that garlic and basil go really well with tomatoes.
Posted by Gaince on 04-12-2018

The Majority Rules

Interesting question. There's a clear divide in my house. Everybody likes both red and white sauce. But only a few have a preference for the white. The majority are in favor of the red. The majority rules.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-15-2018

Spicy Sauce

I can tell you that from my experience that some of the time the pasta with red sauce has some level of importance. And those who are working on a small set of the pasta they should use the spicy sauce. So I prefer to make use of the red sauce in my food.
Posted by overcast on 03-25-2018

Red Sauce, But This Was Tough

I had to grapple with this choice for a moment--a good white sauce is wonderful--I love a good fettuchini alfredo with grilled chicken and brocolli. However, often times, I find that people, in their homes or in restaraunts, tend to make the white sauce just way to heavy for me. So, overall, I tend to lean towards the red sauces--I am also a big fan of acidic foods, so I like the balance of seasoning and and tangy-ness in a good marinara. I also think that tomato based sauces are much more applicable and versatile than cream sauces which can break or go too fatty in the fridge before you can finish them.
Posted by JoeMilford on 03-26-2018


It's way more pleasing to the eye when it's red and another thing that is a plus for me is that it's not as creamy as the white sauce. Usually if they sauce is red, it's spicy, so that's also a plus for me, because I am someone who likes spicy food. It is lighter than the other pasta and that's a bonus for some people.
Posted by manmad on 03-25-2018

less tiring

I like both and I would admit that I probably even like white sauce just a little bit more although red sauce is a little less tiring and I can have it more often so I'm picking this one. If I have eaten white sauce once I would be tired of it for a while whereas with red sauce I could keep on enjoying it daily and not get tired of it that much because it's not as rich and it still tastes good.
Posted by Wubwub on 04-12-2018

Love for red food

The color of Pasta with red sauce is what makes it looks yummy for me and I'm definitely sure it's going to taste great. Another typical example of red food which I love eating so much is jollof rice and spaghetti. I can literally eat this food any day in the week especially on Sunday without getting tired of it.
Posted by Martinsx on 03-24-2018

Red sauce is tastier

Ever since I like spaghetti. I like how sweet it is and it makes me excited to eat whenever my mom cooks spaghetti. Even now that i am an adult, I have realized that it is my all time favorite food. I like white sauce as well but based on my experiences, they are bland, particularly carbonara.
Posted by Vinsanity on 05-23-2018

Original Spaghetti

This is the original spaghetti that is why I like this most. I don't eat spaghetti with white sauce because I don't like its color and the taste of it. :D
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-23-2018

Spaghetti for long life

I've always been a fan of spaghetti. Since I was a kid I could even live by just eating spaghetti. I don't get sick of its taste. My friends and family are amazed at how I like spaghetti. I hope to travel the world and taste all kinds of red sauced pasta it's got to offer. Long live the spaghetti kingdom!
Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-10-2018

Red sauce all the way

I'm not a fan of creamy sauces at all - I'm team red sauce all the way. I think that creamy sauces are so much more unhealthy, too - laden with so much more fat and calories.

If I'm enjoying some pasta, I'll always choose red sauce hands down.

Posted by amelia88 on 07-31-2018

I lobe Tomato Sauce

It actually depends a lot especially with how I feel or my mood during the time when I want to eat Pasta. However, I would mostly eat my pasta with Tomato sauce so I'm choosing the red sauce instead.
Posted by jaybee19 on 10-29-2018


I am a pasta lover and these two options are great! But the red sauce is perfect. This kind of pasta is my most favorite. I feel like I can eat pasta with red sauce everyday. I even learned how to cook so I can make my own pasta. And pasta with red sauce was the first food that I learned to cook. I don't put a lot of meat for my pasta. I want my pasta to be simple but tasty.
Posted by superlicca on 10-06-2018

Spaghetti all the way

I love spaghetti! Especially the one cooked by my mother. I appreciate red sauce more than the white sauce because for me, it is tastier than the other one. Especially when it is incorporated with cheese. Also, pasta with red sauce it way cheaper than the ingredients of the white sauce.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-06-2018


I like red based pasta because I am a fan of vegetables. I love tomato and its anti cancer features. I stay away from creamers and milk because my stomach usually gets upset whenever I consume them. That is why when I eat pasta It usually do not have cheese or creamer. I am also a fan of tangy taste and non creamy characteristics of food.
Posted by anchoreztin on 09-28-2018

The one with the Bloody Red Sauce

Tomato sauce is naturally better to its white counterparts. It has fewer calories, less oily, tastier, lighter, has more vitamins and minerals like calcium and iron and, it mixes well with hot dogs, vegetables, and white meat for presentation purposes.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-09-2018

I always love this.

I have always been a fan of pastas with red sauce. Honestly, I don't like the tastes of the other one. I understand that we have different tastes with the food, but I feel like I would throw up whenever I eat pastas with white sauce. It just really don't suit my taste. On the other hand, traditional recipes of pastas with tomato sauce will always be perfect for me. It is the great combination of food and I'm sure that I can eat it anytime.
Posted by theresajane on 10-14-2018

Red sauce

I am not really a fan of white sauce since my tummy would have a chaotic dance inside if I ate too much white sauce, so I will go with the red sauce pasta and I honestly think it is tastier than the white sauce pasta.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-27-2018

Red Sauce

I like both honestly. There are times that I like cream pasta more. But red sauce seems more nutritious. I watch my dairy intake so cream sauce is not something I can eat regularly.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-04-2018

Red sauce fanatic

When ordering pasta, I usually order those with red sauce as I find the flavors to blend better. I can only consume a plateful of creamy white pasta, but if it's red pasta, I can go on for more. I think it's because the thickness of white sauce makes it heavier on the stomach. It's creaminess is also sometimes too much for the taste buds.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-01-2018

Red sauce is better

I love pasta and I love both red and white sauce. White sauce is tasty and creamy and a lot of people is a fan of this flavor and texture. My vote will go with the reading sauce because it has fewer calories compared to the white sauce, it is tasty and light and it blends well with meat and vegetables.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-18-2018


Growing up, Bolognese sauce was my absolute favorite sauce to go with my pasta. My mother would make it all for scratch right at home, and it was absurdly delicious. It was very light yet filling, so you didn't feel like a greasy, fat mess even after a big plate of spaghetti. I also liked any sort of white, cheesy sauce such as alfredo, however not as often as Bolognese or just marinara. While they are delicious in their own way, I find that the dairy content didn't always agree with my stomach, and I'd feel quite nauseous sometimes. Flavor-wise, it was still delicious though.
Posted by Denis_P on 03-23-2018
If that Bolognese sauce you are saying is the one with tomato sauce then we are on the same boat. Pasta in our home is always with the red sauce because that is the traditional pasta for spaghetti and macaroni. But I also love the white sauce called carbonara although I am the only one in our home who likes that. When I buy for a take home that carbonara I cannot share it so I just order good for one.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-12-2018
I disagree that red sauce has less calories.Is the assumption here, that white sauce has some kind of cheese in it?And is therefore higher in calories?I don't agree with this. I think Red sauce is also high in calories. The tomatoes are probably fried in oil. That's why they taste so good . Guys have you ever had boiled tomatoes? They taste horrible. Both sauces can be as high or as low in calories as you want them. I prefer the red sauce though!
Posted by jaymish on 03-23-2018
I grow up that the color of the pasta sauce is red. So I find it hard to realize that white sauce will be good for my taste. I don't eat food that I don't think is its normal color or what. I don't feel comfortable eating that white sauce.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-23-2018
I prefer white sauce for pasta. I only like red sauce for meals like spaghetti or lasagne.
Posted by NickJ on 03-23-2018
gata montes
As pasta is a staple where I come from and is therefore something that is eaten on a regular basis in my household - I would have a hard time trying to choose one or other as a preferred option.

Simply because - as there are literally hundreds and hundreds of different sauces, toppings or accompaniments for pasta - other than the popular tomato/cream based English/American versions that come in a jar - all of which I enjoy equally - it makes no difference to me what color the sauce is so long as its made from natural ingredients, is tasty and compliments the type or shape of the pasta being used.
Posted by gata montes on 03-23-2018
I can't have white sauce as I am allergic to milk and milk products. Moreover, I don't really like it when my meals have a cheesy taste. On the other hand, we are all aware of the numerous benefits of tomatoes and thus it is healthier to have pasta with red sauce. It is also more delicious. After reading this post I now feel like having some pasta.
Posted by Pixie on 03-23-2018
Can I just have both, please?? Pasta is probably one of my favorite things to eat because we live quite near Italy. You can find thousand different sauces to make along with it and the flavors are heavenly. I have made both, the white and the red type of sauces, with my pasta and I can't pick a favorite. It depends on what my belly wants to eat!
Posted by Mehano on 03-23-2018
In terms of cost and preparation time ill go for a white sauce...They are both delicious and i would love to have them both. But of course, when you are a busy person the best way to cook meals is the fastest way. I actually cook and tried both of them, the preparation time and cost with a white sauce is much more efficient.
Posted by fishbate on 03-23-2018
I enjoy taking pasta and whether it is made with white sauce or the red sauce, I will happily eat it as far as it has got some meats and fish in them. Taking meat is compulsory when the men in our area eat and this is the reason I wouldn't want to miss out on any of the type of paste listed above.
Posted by Barida on 03-23-2018
I love spicy sauces it really pleasant to the eyes,it always looks inviting for the mouth. I will go for the pasta with red sauce because I prefer it that way and it will give the pasta a nice spicy and flavoured taste.I believe it tastier than other ways of eating pasta with its more filling and healthier too.
Posted by lovely on 03-23-2018
It really depends how tasty it is. Sometimes it depends how it cooked and depends the one who cooked the pasta. Since here in Philippines, red sauce is preferably used by most Filipinos because of the spaghetti. Spaghetti is mostly prepared by folks here when it comes to birthdays and other special occasions. Since young, my parents always been prepare and cook food with spaghetti dish so I've used to eat that food and its taste. I am not picky when it comes to food so I chose both white and red sauce.
Posted by nekonieden on 03-24-2018
I like the red sauce, I really like the sweet foods, most of the time, pasta with white sauce is not sweet, it's just creamy, and I don't like that. Most of the time if I eat something creamy, I need to eat something sweet or something that has strong taste, or else, it's time for me to light up my cigarette. That's why I hate when my girlfriend cooks carbonara, I just pretending that I like it, but deep inside, you know. :) .
Posted by ion on 03-24-2018
I like the red sauce, I really like the sweet foods, most of the time, pasta with white sauce is not sweet, it's just creamy, and I don't like that. Most of the time if I eat something creamy, I need to eat something sweet or something that has strong taste, or else, it's time for me to light up my cigarette. That's why I hate when my girlfriend cooks carbonara, I just pretending that I like it, but deep inside, you know. :) .
Posted by ion on 03-24-2018
I like pasta with red sauce as well as the white sauce. I like pasta so much that I don't actually care the kind of sauce it goes with. Having said that sometimes I will be in a mood to eat pasta with red sauce and sometimes with white sauce. However, when I am making pasta myself, I use red auce most of the time because I don't use white sauce in cooking and it is not available at home most of the time.
Posted by vinaya on 03-24-2018
Honestly I don't like the white sauce. The reason being I don't like sweet pasta much. I prefer to make use of the spicy stuff. And so my choices are red hot spicy pasta. And that is something you may want to check out for the food. And you can see that red sauce has it's set of the demands if you ask me.
Posted by overcast on 03-25-2018
Tomatoes made into a sauce has never really been tasty for my pallet. I much prefer the creamy dishes. Spicy yes, but I'm a cream and cheese girl rather than a tomatoey one! Even tomato ketchup is not my favourite. I always preferred HP spicy sauce over the tomato. Tomatoes are okay if used in a barbeque flavoured sauce but for pasta, it's creamy every time for me.
Posted by JMS on 03-25-2018
I love pasta whether it is white or red sauce. But given a choice between the 2, maybe I would choose the white sauce. At home, we only cook the red sauce which is tomato sauce and we never cook the white sauce because the cook in our home, my husband, doesn’t eat pasta with white sauce. It’s the simple eh. So maybe I have to learn how to cook that white sauce for pasta so we can have that sometimes.
Posted by Corzhens on 03-27-2018
I love both and I alternate between them if I have to do the preparation myself. For instance, we had creamy pasta on Christmas and spaghetti with red sauce on New Year. Our red spaghetti is the sweet type and I always buy the ready made spaghetti sauce instead of preparing one from tomato sauce. The children prefer the red spaghetti over creamy pasta so that's what we often have during gatherings. We've learned to include ingredients like liver spread, Vienna sausage, and some herbs to make it even more flavorful. Of course, the grated cheese toppings, lots of them, make a lot of difference on the outcome.
Posted by chatbox on 03-29-2018
I like them both. But if I have to choose, I'd rather have the pasta with red sauce on a frequent basis. Pasta with white sauce tastes great. It's just that it might get less appealing the more frequent it's eaten. I've had red spaghetti and so I know I won't easily get sick of eating it.
Posted by Steve5 on 03-31-2018
White creamy sauces tend to be very rich, but are delicious although are quite fattening. I like them but you can feel quite heavy afterwards. Tomato based ones are healthier, but you must use the right types of pasta for the sauce to stick. Actually a combination of both sauces is very good, and it great in a pasta bake.
Posted by Alexa on 04-01-2018
White sauce is an ingredient that comes with several meals, such as lasagna, chicken, pasta, etc. Those who like succulent dishes certainly do not miss meals that take white sauce, as adding it to the food leaves any dish more tasty. The traditional white sauce is made with wheat flour, milk and butter. Cream of milk, onion, nutmeg and salt are also common ingredients in the preparation of this sauce, which in less than 20 minutes is ready and can be added in different dishes.
Posted by hermessantos on 04-11-2018
I don't have actually a favorite sauce but I do love eating carbonara with white sauce. I love eating pasta as long as the sauce perfectly blends with the pasta I'm gonna eat it. We normally eat spaghetti here with red sweet sauce so it might be odd for some people to eat different sauce but when I started to eat in a restaurant that offers Italian pasta I appreciate what it tastes like having different sauce.
Posted by aecel on 04-21-2018
i prefer white sauce compare to red sauce. The tomato sauce is a bit sourish and looks alike bloody to me.
Posted by peachpurple on 05-25-2018
I prefer white sauce. I like carbonara pasta the most. I think red sauce have a different taste for every cook.
Posted by bienn05 on 06-17-2018
From where I come from, the red sauce comes sweet. There is a sweet-style spaghetti sauce available on leading supermarkets nationwide. It sells like hotcake to kids and adults alike.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-19-2018
It is something that is hard for me to decide because I love eating both. I would choose eating white sauce pasta if I am looking for a bit of sweet taste. On the other hand if I am looking for a bit of sour taste, I will opt for red sauce pasta
Posted by mdayrit on 06-29-2018
Both kinds are easy to make and I can tweak the recipe to make it not creamy or saucy. It really depends on how you cook things up. I prefer both because of the taste and can definitely put anything on both sauces whether it would be seafood, red and white meat or just vegetables. I'm a fan of both pastas so for me it would be a tie.
Posted by Marako0406 on 07-15-2018
Both are delicious for me. However, I always look for pasta with white sauce because it is more delicious for me. It is creamier and I like the taste of it especially if it blends with cheese. I always crave for tuna and meaty carbonara.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-02-2018
Here in the Philippines, we always prepare pasta with red sauce. It's usually served during birthdays, christmas, and almost every occasion. May be that is why I prefer pasta with white sauce because I was too exposed on eating spaghetti.
Posted by RhealaineS on 08-02-2018
Its really hard to decide if you're both in love with both sauce. You know what I always do, whenever I ordered pasta, lasagna, pizza or whatever, every time they ask me and offer which sauce would I like to add on the toppings, I always request both the white and red sauce. I really don't mind it they charge me extra on it as long I have them both. Because they are like ham and cheese or salt and pepper, always go together.
Posted by romy_ter on 09-17-2018
I choose pasta with white sauce. It looks good to be eaten. It looks delicious and mouth-watering.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-06-2018
I tried to eat all the kinds of pasta and they are all great! But only red sauce can melt my heart. The red color makes the pasta looks so delicious. I also love tomato sauce that is why red sauce pasta is perfect for my taste buds. I am planning to cook this coming weekend since I am craving for this food.
Posted by superlicca on 10-08-2018
I love eating spaghetti, the one that comes with the sweet-style sauce in it mixed with hotdogs, ground pork/beef with cheese on it. Yum! Carbonara is also good. It's just that I can't seem to consume more of it because it is a little heavy and greasy for me due to the cream (don't know what the sauce is called) used in it.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-12-2018
That’s a hard question. I’m a fan of both. If i want a little bit sour, i’ll go for the red but if im craving for something creamy then it will be the white one. White or red is okay as long as there’s a lot of cheese.
Posted by conniemac on 10-27-2018
I want the pasta with red sauce, I love spaghetti and I want to eat it with hotdogs.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 10-30-2018
Me too. The taste of pasta with tomato sauce, hotdog and sausages is heaven. If it's combined with ground beef, I would be floating in the air. It is my all-time favorite combination.
Posted by theresajane on 11-18-2018
I prefer white sauce from the red sauce. White stands for purity. Red is always used for sauce. To make a little difference white sauce is my preference.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-04-2018
Stay away from those white packaged sauces, please! Encourage yourself to cook a delicious white sauce in the house and you will not go back. Cream of milk, nuts, white wine, and mushrooms, along with all the other ingredients will give a wonderful result to the pasta, believe me.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-15-2018
I honestly don't like oastas with white sauce. I palate doesn't like the taste of it. I always prefer tomato sauce with pasta..
Posted by theresajane on 11-18-2018
I really don't eat a pasta with white sauce, it doesn't pass in my taste buds, it seems that im eating the pasta uncooked. I love pasta with red sauce ever since.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-19-2018
Red sauce pasta is really for everyone, everyone loves it and it is very delicious.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-27-2018