Search This Blog

Friday, January 21, 2011

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta


Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta was the perfect side to the Herbed "Baked" Fish.  This was one of those weeks when I didn't make it to the grocery and stock all the sides I was planning. Thus it was "look in the pantry" time!  Whole wheat Penne Pasta was in the pantry - worked perfectly!  After cooking the pasta, this dish whipped up together in less than 10 minutes.  Very delicious - so much so the two year old ate spoonful after spoonful of it!  Big Guy even had an early bite prior to dinner and commented how yummy it was!

So to make Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta:(adapted from
(this recipe makes for 6-8 servings - for us, I halved it for a side)

Melt Butter and Garlic in a Sauce Pan.
Cook for a minute.  Add flour and whisk together constantly for a minute - you are making a roux!  Basically the "glue" or base for a cream sauce.

Stir in broth and milk.  Cook to thicken but stir often.  Add parsley, salt, pepper and Cheese.  Stir till cheese is melted.
Add sauce to the pasta and toss!

grab the code!


  1. Oh, boy, that looks good. Any pasta dish makes me a little giddy! So glad you linked this to Food on Fridays!

  2. Thanks for hosting Food on Fridays! Always enjoy them!