Easy Pasta Negresco in 3 steps

How to make Pasta Negresco in a very easy way

Pasta Negresco is a classic Brazilian pasta dish that is named after the famous Hotel Negresco in Nice, France. It is a creamy pasta dish that is usually made with chicken, mushrooms, cream, and a variety of herbs and spices.When cooking too much-steps dishes, just you need to arrange your steps to save time. In only 3 steps you will get very delicious pasta Negresco.

Easy Pasta Negresco in 3 steps.
Easy Pasta Negresco in 3 steps.
To make Pasta Negresco, start by cooking your favorite type of pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat up a skillet with some olive oil over medium heat. To cook the chicken breast and save time.


  • 500g chicken breast ( cut into small pieces).
  • paprika.
  • dried thyme.
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste.
  • 500g penne pasta.
  • one chopped onion. 
  • one chopped green pepper or colored pepper. 
  • Béchamel sauce( 4 tbsp of flour + 3 tbsp of olive oil +1 tbsp of butter + 1 liter of milk).
  • salt and black pepper.


Step one: Cooking the chicken breast
  • In a pan on medium heat add one tbsp of olive oil, add the chopped onion, the chicken breast, and the green pepper.
  • Stir everything together until the color of the chicken breast changes.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1 teaspoon dried thyme.
  • Add 1 tbsp of tomato paste, stir everything together, then lower the heat and cover your pan for about 10 minutes.
Step two: boil the pasta
  • In a pot pour 2 liters of water and add to them 1 tbsp of salt, when it boils add 500g of penne pasta.
  • let it on medium heat until the pasta is cooked about only 75%, as it will complete its cooking in the oven.
Step three: make the Béchamel sauce
  • In a pot pour 3 tbsp of olive oil, then add 4 tbsp of flour and 1 tbsp of butter. 
  • stir them very well until you see that the flour and the oil become like a smooth dough, so if your flour needs more oil you can add more as it differs according to the type of flour.
  • Start to add the milk step by step, pour about 1/4 cup of milk and stir until it disappears, then add another 1/4 cup and stir until it disappears and so until you finish the amount of milk.
  • It is very important in this step to not stop stirring all the time until you have very smooth bechamel.
  1. Now it is time to collect everything together, mix the chicken with the pasta and add a ladle of bechamel to it.
  2. Pour your chicken pasta mix into an oven tray which is covered its bottom with a ladle of bechamel.
  3. pour the rest of the bechamel on the top and spread some shredded mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake it in a preheated oven at 200c for 20 minutes or until its top has a golden color.

How to make a delicious perfect Béchamel sauce

Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is a classic French sauce made from butter, flour, and milk. The technique to make it is called a roux, where butter is melted, flour is added to create a paste, and then milk is gradually added while stirring.

The sauce is cooked until thickened and then seasoned with salt, and pepper. Béchamel sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes such as lasagna, and gratins. It can also be used as a base for other sauces such as Mornay sauce (béchamel with cheese added) and Nantua sauce (béchamel with crayfish butter added). It is important to note that when making a béchamel sauce, it's essential to cook the roux and add the milk gradually to avoid lumps.

The sauce should also be cooked over low heat and stirred constantly to prevent burning. Béchamel sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. When reheating, it is important to stir constantly to prevent the sauce from separating. Keep in your mind that the amount of milk in making the béchamel is depend on the type of flour as some kinds of flour absorb the liquids more than others, So you add the milk step by step until you get the perfect thickness of the sauce you want.

What is negresco?

Negresco is a name that is commonly associated with the famous Hotel Negresco, a luxury hotel located in Nice, France. The hotel was built in 1912 and is known for its unique pink domed roof and opulent decor. The hotel has hosted many famous guests over the years, including royalty, politicians, and celebrities. It is also known for its collection of over 6,000 works of art, which are displayed throughout the hotel's public spaces and guest rooms. In addition to the hotel, the name Negresco has been used to describe various products and dishes, such as the Pasta Negresco recipe I described earlier, which is a Brazilian pasta dish that is named after the hotel. The name Negresco has come to represent luxury, sophistication, and elegance.

In conclusion, Pasta Negresco is a delicious and creamy pasta dish that has its roots in the luxurious Hotel Negresco in Nice, France. This Brazilian recipe combines tender chicken, sautéed mushrooms, and a rich and flavorful cream sauce to create a truly satisfying meal. Whether you're looking to impress your dinner guests or simply enjoy a hearty and delicious pasta dish, Pasta Negresco is definitely worth a try. So why not bring a taste of luxury to your next pasta night and give Pasta Negresco a go?


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