Sundried Penne Pasta

Donna Brown

By
@gabbiegirl

This is an excellent pasta dish that is a bit healthier. It's a great side dish to most any meal or add some toasted whole wheat garlic bread for a light meal.


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
(13 ΒΌ oz.) whole wheat penne pasta, cooked by package directions
sauce:
3/4 c
fat free or 2% evaporated milk
3/4 c
chicken broth (may add more if sauce gets too thick)
1/3 c
flour
1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
fat free cream cheese
1/4 c
fat free sour cream
1/3 c
chopped sundried tomatoes (in oil is fine). i use more.
1/3 c
fresh chopped basil (i use more)
2 Tbsp
minced onions
minced garlic, salt and pepper to your taste
1 tsp
garlic powder
2 c
(approximately) italian shredded cheese (reserve about 1/4 cup to put on top)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta according to package directions.
2
SAUCE: While pasta is cooking, make sauce in medium sized saucepan. Melt butter, add flour to butter and whisk together. Add liquids and whisk until it begins to thicken. Add cream cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic, and sour cream. Whisk until all is blended well. Add sundried tomatoes, basil and seasonings. Stir with a spoon until all is blended and thickened. (If it gets too thick, you can add a bit more chicken broth.) Add shredded cheese and mix well. Pour over hot pasta and mix well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #tomatoes, #penne, #sundried