Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

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35
10 min.
prep
25 min.
total
7 servings (1/2 cup each)

Mac & Cheese is a standard favorite, but we have mixed it up with this Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce recipe. We’ve made traditional cheese sauce with Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk and changed-up the cheese and pasta while adding sun-dried tomatoes for a luscious Mac & Cheese inspired dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dry penne pasta
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian-style four-cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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PREPARE pasta according to package directions, adding sun-dried tomatoes to boiling pasta water for last two minutes of cooking time; drain.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, basil, garlic powder and pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

ADD pasta and sun-dried tomatoes to cheese sauce; stir until combined.

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Perfect dish

I made this last night and with a side of greenbeans it was fantastic. The flavors mixed so well and the creamsause was amazing even before I added the sun-dried tomatos. I will definatley make this again and I am looking foreword to the left overs.

- Amanda Murphy Venezia from Maryland USA

creamy tasty

After reading previous reviews I only used 1/2 a can of evaporated milk & 1/2 can drained diced tomatoes instead of sun dried. It was delicious & there weren't any leftovers in my house.

- lisa pospishel from munds park, AZ

Good

I made this a couple nights ago - I guess I don't like sun-dried tomatoes. Will try it again and play around with it...

- Cindy Haley from

Beyond Mac N Cheese

This is so not your grandma's mac n cheese! This is beyond delicious.....so creamy, so full of flavor. The only that I changed was to add grilled chicken to make this a one dish meal. My company was amazed and said they felt like they were in a fancy Italian restaurant. Don't buy bottled Alfredo sauce - this is quick, easy and tastes MUCH better!

- Adrienne Guarro from York, PA

THE BOMB

I MAKE IT LAST NIGHT.I USE WHAT EVER FOUR CHEESE BLEND I FIND.I AND SHRIMP TO MINE.IT WAS SO GOOD.MY KIDS LOVE IT WITH THE SHRIMP.

- judy matthews from ST.CROIX, VI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/7 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 7

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Calories from Fat: 90
  • Total Fat: 10g (15% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (30% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (10% of DV)
  • Sodium: 390mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 40% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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