Monday, December 19, 2011

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

This is a delicious, super quick side or main dish. Just like the recipe title, this is creamy and garlicky... yum!  A great dish to make during the busy work week. I use this as a base for main course pasta dishes to add chicken, veggies, etc to. Enjoy!

  • 1 (1 lb) box Penne or 1 (1 lb) box penne rigate , cooked al dente and kept hot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced  - Let's be real, i add like 4-6 cloves!
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth or 3/4 cup beef broth - whatever you have on hand works
  • 3/4 cup Milk or Half & Half
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Melt butter and add garlic in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Cook over medium for 1 minute.
  3. Add flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in broth and milk and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce boils and thickens.
  5. Add parsley, salt, pepper and cheese.
  6. Stir until cheese is melted
  7. Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve immediately

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