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Creamy Penne Pasta

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This recipe is quick to make, requires simple pantry staples and you will love the creamy garlicky sauce!
Creamy Penne Pasta

If you like cream-based pasta dishes, you have to try this Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe. Simple ingredients make the best recipes! This one is quick to make, requires simple pantry staples and you will love the creamy garlicky sauce!

Creamy Penne Pasta

What Goes Into Creamy Garlic Penne?

  • Penne pasta
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Fresh parsley
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Creamy Penne Pasta

How To Make A Creamy Garlic Sauce For Penne Pasta?

This is really easy, so have everything prepped before you start cooking!

  1. Start by cooking the penne pasta until al dente in a pot of boiling salted water. Set aside ½ cup of cooking water. Drain and reserve.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet and saute the garlic for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the flour and cook it in the melted garlic butter for one minute.
  4. Using a whisk, carefully mix in the chicken broth, milk, half of the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, parsley, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the sauce until slightly thick.
  6. Mix in the cooked pasta. If you feel the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved cooking water to thin it out.
  7. Serve with additional parmesan cheese on top.

Creamy Penne Pasta

How Can I Make This Dish Vegan?

If you want to make this dish vegan use the following substitutions:

  • Olive oil instead of butter
  • Vegetable broth instead of chicken broth
  • Coconut milk instead of milk
  • Nutritional yeast instead of parmesan cheese

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Creamy Penne Pasta

Creamy Penne Pasta

Creamy Penne Pasta

This recipe is quick to make, requires simple pantry staples and you will love the creamy garlicky sauce!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 638kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the penne pasta until al dente in a pot of boiling salted water. Set aside ½ cup of cooking water. Drain and reserve.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet and saute the garlic for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and cook it in the melted garlic butter for one minute.
  • Using a whisk, carefully mix in the chicken broth, milk, half of the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Cook the sauce until slightly thick.
  • Mix in the cooked pasta. If you feel the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved cooking water to thin it out.
  • Serve with additional parmesan cheese on top.

Notes

  1. Do not burn the garlic or your sauce will turn out bitter.
  2. Use a whisk when adding liquids to a flour/butter mixture so you don’t get lumps in your sauce.
  3. Remember to save the cooking pasta water if you need to make the sauce thinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g

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