Okay so for the last three or four days I have been wanting to make some kind of penne pasta with garlic sauce. That doesn't sound too strange does it? Well, when you have never eaten it before, never made it before, and sure as heck don't have a recipe for it, I would say it's a little strange. So today when I got home from work I browsed the web for a recipe that was simple and quick.
Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta
1 lb penne pasta
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced **I bought already minced garlic, so it would be 1 tablespoon if you do it that way**
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
Cook penne pasta according to directions on box
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and garlic
Cook on medium for 1 minute
Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly **I used a whisk and it made it easier**
Add chicken broth and milk, stirring frequently until sauce boils and thickens
Add parsley flakes, salt, pepper, and cheese
Stir until cheese is melted
Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve immediately
Serve with 4 cheese garlic breadsticks. yum :)
This really was super easy to make. I measured out all of my ingredients while waiting for the water to boil for the pasta. Once I started cooking the pasta, I made the sauce in the 10 minutes it took for the pasta to be ready. Quick, easy, and delicious!
Recipe found here.