Creamy Penne Pasta

Friday, July 12, 2019
You guys already know how much I love pasta. Each time I share a recipe that consists of boiling noodles, I always express how much I’m a sucker for pasta. But this time around, I tried something a little different with Creamy Penne Pasta.

Creamy Penne Pasta

Creamy Penne Pasta

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I usually use a store bought sauce for my pasta recipes. The night that I prepare this dish just so happened to be when we didn’t have any sauce in my pantry. I was stuck with dry noodles and desperately needed a creamy sauce for it.

Going to the grocery store wasn’t an option. Upon skimming through my kitchen I found some milk, flour, and butter. Hmm…I can make my own sauce.

I’ll admit that I wasn’t quite sure how this creamy penne pasta was going to turn out. It took few taste tries to get the right seasoning. At one point it was too salty for my taste and another it wasn’t enough flavoring. But that’s the joy of creating your own penne pasta sauce, finding the right taste.

I think what really used to turn me off from making my own sauce was feeling as though I required a ton of ingredients in order to make it. To my surprise, I already had everything.

Creating this dish is perfect if you’re looking for a quick inexpensive meal. If you want to add some veggies to this, broccoli or peas would be perfect. Mushrooms would also give it some amazing texture if you need something with a little more bite. You can get very creative with this penne pasta.

I normally use almond milk whenever I require a milk-like recipe. But, I decided to go with 2% milk on this one. You can always use a play-based milk or even whole milk, but you may need to adjust the flour to water ratio.

Creamy Penne Pasta

This Creamy Penne Pasta uses a creamy homemade alfredo sauce perfect for a quick dinner.
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course | Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Alfredo, Pasta, Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients
4 cups cooked Penne Pasta Noodles
3 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp white flour
2 cups milk or plant-based milk
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 cup water or seasoned broth
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to garnish
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add noodles until they are soft
2. Drain noodles and set aside
3. In a separate pot, add butter and allow to melt
4. Stir in milk, garlic and broth, and allow to cook for about one minute
5. Add in flour, stirring until sauce begins to thicken
6. Add cooked noodles into sauce with cheese and stir so that everything is mixed
7. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stirring in Italian Seasoning
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