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    Blushing Penne Pasta

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    25 mins

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    mums the word's Note:

    This pasta has a beautiful blush colour and the taste is fabulous. A little gem I found in the Taste of Home. Had to estimate the amount of pasta as it called for 1/2 package. I have also added shrimp or mussels to this on occasion.

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    1. 1
      Cook penne as per package directions.
    2. 2
      In large skillet over medium heat, cook onions in butter for 8-10 minute
    3. 3
      Add thyme, basil, salt and cook 1 minute longer.
    4. 4
      Add 1/2 C cream, broth and tomato paste.
    5. 5
      Cook and stir until well blended.
    6. 6
      Combine flour and remaining 1/4 C cream until smooth.
    7. 7
      Gradually stir into onion mixture.
    8. 8
      Bring to boil, cook and stir continuously for 2 minutes to thicken.
    9. 9
      Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
    10. 10
      Toss with noodles and additional Parmesan.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2014


      Chose to make this knowing I had tons of boxed pasta...apparently every kind except penne! Made with veggie farfalle and it was amazing! I decreased the amount of thyme and basil so my boys wouldn't freak out on the amount of "green stuff" and it still had wonderful flavor. I loved that it was made and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Will be making this again and again! Made for PAC Spring 2014.

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    • on February 20, 2012


      Made this as given & it was wonderfully flavorful, so I'll be keeping the recipe around! I like the idea of, now & then, adding some meat to it, & since I almost always have shredded chicken in the freezer . . . ! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in the special event All Aboard the L-O-V-E Train!]

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    • on February 18, 2009


      I came across this recipe after I had browned some ground chicken, and proceeded with yours. I used some basil pesto paste for the basil (didn't add thyme). I served over wheat penne. I really liked the ground chicken with it, as it made it more filling. The whole family enjoyed (including two teens). Thanks for posting, Mums. Roxygirl

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    Nutritional Facts for Blushing Penne Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 301.1
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 19.9 mg
    Sodium 577.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 7.7 g

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