Super simple and delicious Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe packed with flavor. This dish is perfect by itself or you can add chicken too!
I LOVE pasta! I mean, who doesn’t?! It can be made into so many different recipes – from salads to main courses, and is always delicious!! I mean, yes, they have carbs, but this girl needs them in her life because I cook with them ALL the time. In fact, now that I think about it, we usually have pasta at least once a week. From Spaghetti to Fettuccine Alfredo, it’s something the whole family loves so we have it quite often. This next dish is another one of those dishes you can add to the meal plan, because it’s simple and definitely delicious. This Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta is great on it’s own but could be even heartier if you add chicken or another favorite meat to eat.
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If you like pasta dishes I would definitely try this one out. It’s super cheesy and has just the right touch of garlic and other spices making it another “go-to” dinner recipe!
How to make Garlic Penne Pasta:
One of the main reasons we love this dish is because it’s simple and quick! You can make it start to finish in about 20 minutes. That’s my kind of dinner recipe! Just follow these easy steps…
- Cook pasta according to packaged directions.
- Melt butter in a medium sauce pan, add garlic. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat.
- Add flour and cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly.
- Add milk and broth, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce boils and thickens.
- Add parsley and parmesan cheese. Add desired salt and pepper. Continue stirring until cheese has melted. Mix in pasta and Serve immediately.
If you want it extra cheesy, just add 1/2 – 1 cup of your favorite cheese. The kids love when I do this!
If you want to make this recipe even more cheesy, add 1/2 – 1 cup of your favorite cheese (we usually do shredded Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese), and it takes to a whole new level of delicious-ness! 😉
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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to packaged directions.
Melt butter in a medium sauce pan, add garlic.
Cook for 1 minute over medium heat
Add flour and cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly.
Add milk and broth, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce boils and thickens.
Add parsley and parmesan cheese. Add desired salt and pepper. Continue stirring until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
Pour sauce over pasta and serve.
Recipe adapted from HERE.