Blushing Penne Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mums the word

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.

Top Review by HEP MEP

Easy to make and it had a nice flavor, although none of us really raved about it. I made mine meatless, so maybe next time I'll try it with some ground chicken or something. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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