Penne in Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce (Ww)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This sounds like a nice pasta dish. From Weight Watchers New 365 Day Menu Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot of boiling water, cook garlic 3 minutes, until softened.
  2. With slotted spoon, remove garlic from water.
  3. Mince garlic; set aside.
  4. In same pot of boiling water, cook broccoli 3 minutes, until bright green and just softened.
  5. With slotted spoon, remove broccoli from water; set aside.
  6. In same pot of boiling water, cook penne 8-10 minutes, until tender.
  7. Drain, discarding liquid; set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, with wire whisk, combine milk and flour, blending until flour is dissolved.
  9. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, 4 minutes, until mixture is bubbling and thickened; stir in minced garlic.
  10. Reduce heat to low.
  11. Add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, pepper and salt to milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted.
  12. Stir in cooked broccoli and penne; cook, stirring frequently, just until heated through.
  13. SERVING (1 1/2 CUPS) PROVIDES: 1 Milk, 1 1/2 Vegetables, 1 Protein, 2 Breads, 10 Optional Calories.
  14. 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.
Most Helpful

This was amazing!!! I put the pasta and the sauce in a 9 by 13 pyrex container with some extra cheese sprinkled on top and put it in a 175 degree oven for 5 minutes, even better!!!!!!

mcgall32 September 22, 2015

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!

CulinaryExplorer November 08, 2010

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!

Boxergurl June 20, 2010