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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

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  • 1 pound penne pasta, (whole wheat recommended) cooked as directed, drained and kept hot
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Cook pasta, drain, set aside and keep warm.


Combine oil and garlic in medium sauce pan over medium heat; cook for 1 minute.


Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.


Stir in broth and milk and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce boils and thickens.


Add parsley, salt, pepper and cheese; stir until cheese is melted.


Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve immediately.


Makes 16 servings


Nutritional Details


Per serving (1/2 cup)

Calories: 132

Fat: 3 gm

Saturated Fat: 0.6 gm

Carbohydrates: 22 gm

Sodium: 136 mg

Fiber: 1 gm