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.

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!

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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
  • 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
  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.

We love serving pasta like this we an easy SIDE DISH and some Cheesy garlic bread. Just another quick, easy dinner meal!

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  1. 1

    Looks delicious! Pinned!
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  2. 2

    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
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  3. 6

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

  4. 8

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

  5. 10

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

  6. 11

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


  7. 13

    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.

  8. 15

    This looks delicious! I’m a sucker for creamy pastas! 🙂

  9. 17

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

  10. 19

    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!

  11. 21

    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!

    • 22

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

      • 23

        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!

        • 24

          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. 😉

  12. 25
    Géraldine M :

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

  13. 27

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

  14. 28

    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!

  15. 30

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

  16. 32

    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!

  17. 34

    Mine turned out to be brown sauce…why?

  18. 35

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

  19. 36

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

  20. 38

    Looks great but that is rigatoni pasta not penne.

  21. 40

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

  22. 42

    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!

  23. 43

    Made this recipe tonight for my husband and son and they absolutely loved it! This recipe was very delicious…!!😋😋😊 Thank you.

  24. 45

    This looks really yummy-going to try this soon!
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  25. 47
    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!