Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This sounds like a nice pasta dish. From Weight Watchers New 365 Day Menu Cookbook.
Make and share this Penne in Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce (Ww) recipe from Food.com.
- 8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 3 cups small broccoli florets
- 6 ounces penne pasta
- 2 cups evaporated skim milk
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 1⁄2 ounces parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- In large pot of boiling water, cook garlic 3 minutes, until softened.
- With slotted spoon, remove garlic from water.
- Mince garlic; set aside.
- In same pot of boiling water, cook broccoli 3 minutes, until bright green and just softened.
- With slotted spoon, remove broccoli from water; set aside.
- In same pot of boiling water, cook penne 8-10 minutes, until tender.
- Drain, discarding liquid; set aside.
- Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, with wire whisk, combine milk and flour, blending until flour is dissolved.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, 4 minutes, until mixture is bubbling and thickened; stir in minced garlic.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, pepper and salt to milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted.
- Stir in cooked broccoli and penne; cook, stirring frequently, just until heated through.
- SERVING (1 1/2 CUPS) PROVIDES: 1 Milk, 1 1/2 Vegetables, 1 Protein, 2 Breads, 10 Optional Calories.
- PER SERVING: 384 Calories, 6 g Total Fat, 4 g Saturated Fat, 21 mg Cholesterol, 590 mg Sodium, 56 g Total Carbohydrate, 5 g Dietary Fiber, 27 g Protein, 673 mg Calcium; 7 points.
We felt that this was a nice dish for the simplicity of it, but for us it was just a tad bland. Maybe the addition of some diced seasoned chicken or something could give this dish a boost up to 5 stars. Very filling though!
Yum, this was good! I bumped up the pasta to 8 ounces, and used a bag of frozen broccoli. I thought there was plenty of sauce, even with the extra pasta. Needed a more prominent cheese flavor for me, though. I might try a sharp cheddar next time, or try shredding my own. Also used a 12 oz can of evaporated skim, and topped it off to 2 cups with some milk. Will definitely make again!
Very good mac n' cheese dish which we enjoyed! I used bow tie pasta which worked well for us. I also used 1 can evaporated milk and 1/2 cup 1% milk. Thanks for sharing!