Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Main Dishes · Pasta · Recipes · October 16, 2017

Super simple and delicious Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe packed with flavor. This dish is perfect by itself or you can add chicken for a more hearty meal.

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.

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!

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta - an easy pasta recipe everyone loves!The BEST Penne Pasta dish - so cheesy and delicious!

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! πŸ˜‰

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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta
 
Super simple and delicious Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe packed with flavor. This dish is perfect by itself or you can add chicken for a more hearty meal.
Recipe type: Dinner/Main Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 box (1 lb) penne pasta
  • 3 TB butter
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 TB flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packaged directions.
  2. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan, add garlic.
  3. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat
  4. Add flour and cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add milk and broth, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce boils and thickens.
  6. Add parsley and parmesan cheese. Add desired salt and pepper. Continue stirring until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
  7. Pour sauce over pasta and serve.

Recipe adapted from HERE.

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta - a simple and delicious dinner recipe the entire family loves.
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    Amy+Huntley

    Looks delicious! Pinned!

      Sheila

      Amy, how did you pin it? I don’t see that option. Thanks!

    Victoria {Scissors & Sage}

    This looks like an incredibly delicious and simple dinner option. I love pasta, and often look for ways to change things up a bit. Thanks! -Victoria

    Alison

    This looks great! I just have one question. Does it matter what type of milk you use?I only usually have 1 % milk. Thanks!

      Lil' Luna

      Whole milk always seems to taste best but I don’t think there is much difference if you use 1% or 2 %. πŸ˜‰

    Carisa Smith

    Pasta is my weakness. This looks super simple and delish! Pinned!!

      Lil' Luna

      Same, Carisa! It’s just so easy most the time and OH-SO delicious. πŸ˜‰

    Brooke Heeb

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it out!

    Erin

    Found you on the Made by you Monday link party. Love the garlic penne. I pinned it and started following you on Google +.

    Erin
    http://theeveryday-mom.blogspot.com/

    Kim

    I’ve made this twice already and both times it was great! The first time I added some veggies and the second time I threw in some veggies and shrimp. This is now on my list of dinners to make when I need something quick. I think my favorite thing is that I always have all of the ingredients on hand.

      Lil' Luna

      Don’t you love simple and delicious recipes that you always have the ingredients on hand for?! And great idea to add veggies!

    Sarah @ The Teacher's Wife

    This looks delicious! I’m a sucker for creamy pastas! πŸ™‚

    need_tea

    I love pasta! Just wondering, how many does this serve?

    Dawn

    I made this last weekend, tossed it with chicken, it was soooooo good! I’m making it again this weekend. We had enough left over for lunches for the week, too! Great recipe, thank you so much!

      Lil' Luna

      Hi, Dawn! Thank you so much for sytopping by. Glad you liked this. Reminded me that I need to make it again soon too! Happy Thanksgiving!

    J

    Very easy and delicious recipie! I’ve made cream sauces in the past that just didn’t work for me. This one worked great! I used powdered garlic (didn’t have fresh on hand), half and half cream as I was trying to use it up, and dill instead of parsley. Would go excellent with chicken!

      Lil' Luna

      All your substitutions sound amazing! This is a recipe we love too – so glad you like it!

        jessica

        Hi Luna,

        I just found this recipe and I plan to make this dish tonight! Since it’s just me, I probably will only cook half of the box of pasta…. would I need to scale back the ingredients if I do? Thanks!

          Lil' Luna

          Just now seeing this. I would probably 1/3 the recipe for an individual size. 1/3 box, 1 TB butter, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 TB flour, 1/3 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup milk, 1 tsp. parsley, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. πŸ˜‰

    GΓ©raldine M

    Hi! I’m from Europ and I’m not sure about tsp and TB.
    Does it mean teaspoon and tablesoon?
    Thank you!!

    Breanna

    Thank you so much!! Just made this for dinner and it was amazing!!! Everything turned out great!

    Michelle

    I found this recipe the other day on Pinterest and just made it tonight. I added a little more butter (because my family uses skim milk) and simmered all the ingredients a couple of minutes extra for each step.
    This recipe was absolutely heavenly! It was really simple and super delicious!

      Lil' Luna

      Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m glad it wa sa hit! πŸ™‚

    sierra

    How many does this serve and do you think it would go well with Italian Sausage?

      Lil' Luna

      I think Italian sausage would be great with this!! Whenever I make it, we usually feed 6-8 people. πŸ˜‰

    BΓ©atrice

    I usually don’t comment on any website. But this recipe is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my entire life!! It is so simple and doesn’t take a long time to do! I’ve done it like 5 times this month!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I LOVE to hear that Beatrice!! It’s one of our favorites too. Definitely simple and so delicious. πŸ˜‰

    Mady

    Mine turned out to be brown sauce…why?

    colnacat

    Loved it! Added some fresh sliced baby Bella mushrooms. Turned out fantastic! Sure to be showing up on our table again. πŸ™‚

    Pat

    Thanks for sharing this simple and delicious recipe! I added leftover chicken. Could have added some veggies too, but didn’t this time around.

      Lil' Luna

      Chicken would be great in there!! It’s a great versatile recipe:) Thank you for trying this recipe!

    Victoria

    Looks great but that is rigatoni pasta not penne.

      Lil' Luna

      I did use penne, but you could use whatever pasta you like πŸ™‚

    Jazmin Oliver

    This sounds amazing! Can I substitute a different broth to accommodate vegetarians?

      Lil' Luna

      Of course, though I haven’t tried that. If you do, let us know what you used and how it came out! Thanks so much and enjoy!!

    Victoria

    This recipe is delicious! I made it for my husband tonight, however I did substitute Mozarella cheese for Parmesan. Thank you for the delicious recipe, it is going in our keeper file!

    Clarisa

    Made this recipe tonight for my husband and son and they absolutely loved it! This recipe was very delicious…!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š Thank you.

      Lil' Luna

      That is great!! I’m so glad they liked it. We love it! Thank you for giving it a try and of course, for letting me know πŸ™‚

    Top 10 Aarti

    This looks really yummy-going to try this soon!

    bluethreads

    this exceeded my expectations! yum! I used half a cup of whole milk and half a cup of half and half. I didn’t have broth, so I substituted white wine. I added salt and white pepper to taste. I also added a dash of garlic powder to taste, at the end, to emphasize the garlic flavor. I ate this on top of pasta with peas! tastes great with and without the peas mixed in the sauce. this was quick and easy to make. the sauce came together nicely. the consistency was very creamy. my only complaint is that my stomach isn’t big enough to eat more!

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!! I am so glad you tried it and loved it!! I love the changes you made. I’ll have to try your way πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing!

    Stella

    This is the first pasta recipe I have ever followed, in fact the first recipe in general I’m just learning to cook. I’m really happy I found this, the pasta was fairly easy to make, and tastes delicious πŸ˜€ Will definitely be cooking this when I go to uni next year, thank you for sharing!

      Lil' Luna

      You are so welcome!! I am so glad you found it easy πŸ™‚ I have tons of super easy & quick recipes, so keep checking back πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Laina

    except that’s rigatoni, not penne, but looks good!

    Sheila

    This really looks delicious that it made me crave for pasta. Off now to the grocery store to get some ingredients and try this.

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!! I hope you like it! Pasta is a favorite around here! Thank you!

    Anaya

    Looks great but thats not penne pasta…. Penne pasta has pointed ends…. that’s rigatoni I believe.

    wings io

    Another way to make a familiar dish. I think it will be very attractive. I will do it for my family’s dinner. Thanks for your guidance a lot!

    Amanda

    Just wondering if this meal freezes well. If I were to freeze it, should I add a bit more sauce?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I personally haven’t tried, but it should πŸ™‚ I would add a bit more sauce. Let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Hope you like it!

    Nchandar

    Made twice. Came out perfect. Very delicious pasta. My daughter loved it a lot .Thanks.

    Callie Doumas

    Loved this! Absolute heaven! I used stock and evap milk (not because I am fancy…it’s just all I hadπŸ˜‰). Thanks for this simple recipe…great for a busy mama!

    Annette

    Does it have to be chicken broth what’s another option?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I haven’t tried using anything else. You could try another broth? Whichever one you like best.

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