Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

delicious meal for any weeknight
Delicious meal for any weeknight
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1 (1 lb) box Penne pasta or (1 lb) box penne rigate, cooked as directed, drained and kept hot
2 tbsp Butter or margarine
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp All-purpose flour
3⁄4 cup Chicken broth or ¾ cup beef broth
3⁄4 cup Milk
2 tsp Parsley flakes
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese grated

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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta


This Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta is cheesy, flavorful, and perfect. Plus, the dish is easy to make and will be ready to eat in just 10 minutes. Best for nights when you are craving cheese and carbs.  

The dish itself requires garlic, butter, milk, chicken or beef broth, flour, and Parmesan cheese and can be ready in the time it takes for the pasta to cook. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Next, stir in the flour and cook for another minute. Now, stir in the milk and broth and cook until the sauce thickens. Just before the sauce is finished cooking, stir in grated Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes for additional flavor. Season with salt and black pepper and stir until the cheese has melted. Quickly toss the hot pasta with the sauce and serve immediately. Simple, and most importantly, it’s delicious!

To make the Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Steps to make Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta


Cook garlic


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and add 2 minced garlic cloves. Cook for 1 minute.


Add flour


Add 2 tablespoons flour and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.


Add milk and broth


Gradually add in 3⁄4 cup broth and ¾ cup milk and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce boils and thickens.


Add parsley, salt, pepper, and cheese


Stir in 2 teaspoons parsley, salt and black pepper to taste, and 1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.


Toss pasta with sauce


Quickly toss the hot pasta with the prepared sauce.



Serve immediately.

Easy, flavorful, and so Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe is ready in 10 minutes and perfect for a weeknight dinner! Give this recipe a go, and please come back to leave a comment below.

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