Penne in Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce (WW)

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"I had forgotten about this recipe but ran across it recently on a site where I had posted it years ago. It had several good reviews and so I made it again. lol. I usually have made this as a side dish but had in my notes that I had made it into a main dish by adding some leftover cooked chicken or ham."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.8 g)
  • Calories 324.5
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 24.4 mg
  • Sodium - 443.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.9 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 15.3 g
  • Calcium - 369.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 62.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In large pot of boiling water, cook garlic 3 minutes, until softened.

Step 2

With slotted spoon, remove garlic from water.

Step 3

Mince garlic; set aside.

Step 4

In same pot of boiling water, cook broccoli 3 minutes, until bright green and just softened.

Step 5

With slotted spoon, remove broccoli from water; set aside.

Step 6

In same pot of boiling water, cook Penne 8-10 minutes, until tender.

Step 7

Drain, discarding liquid; set aside.

Step 8

Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, with wire whisk, combine milk and flour, blending until flour is dissolved.

Step 9

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, 4 minutes, until mixture is bubbling and thickened; stir in minced garlic.

Step 10

Reduce heat to low.

Step 11

Add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, pepper and salt to milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses are melted.

Step 12

Stir in cooked broccoli and Penne; cook, stirring frequently, just until heated through.

Tips & Variations

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