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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a counrty gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

I came across this side dish recipe at Food.com, which Karen=^..^= had posted the recipe, but I did modify the recipe to my liking. This delicious side dish is so quick and easy to prepare. My husband and I agree... this side dish is very good, and I look forward to making it often.



Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

9 ounces (2-1/2 cups) penne pasta, uncooked
2 tablespoons butter
1 very large clove of garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
6 tablespoons Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese

In a large saucepan, cook the pasta in boiling for 11 minutes, along with a bit of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Once cooked; drain the pasta in a colander, then rinse with cold water. Drain again to remove any excess water, then set the pasta aside.

In the same saucepan over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter.

To the pan, add the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir continuously for about 1 minute. (I only cooked the garlic and red pepper flakes for 30 seconds.)

Now add the flour, and continue to cook and stir for 1 more minute. (I only cooked the flour for 30 seconds.)

Gradually add the broth and milk; stirring continously, until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens.

Once the sauce has thickened, quickly add the remaining spices and the parmesan cheese; stirring continuously until the cheese has melted.

Once the cheese has melted, reduce the heat, and add the cooked pasta; stir until the sauce is incorporated into the pasta, then serve immediately.

Season pasta with a bit more salt & pepper, if need be.

Yields: 4 servings

6 comments:

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

This looks so delicious !!!!!!
Thank you for the recipe.
Hugs

Domestic Goddess said...

Monique, this is quite delish!!
I enjoy it even more than the
typical mac 'n cheese.
I also like that it doesn't
take very long to prepare it.

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Naiwen said...

Love creamy pasta... thanks for this one.

Domestic Goddess said...

Naiwen, hope you enjoy this creamy pasta side dish as much as I do.

Naiwen said...

Love the garlic side too.... Thanks for it. I'll sample it for sure. It looks sooo tasty,