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Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

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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.

10 mins. to Prepare

15 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

25 mins. Total

Servings: 7 servings (1/2 cup each)

Difficulty: Easy

This recipe is: Low Sodium Vegetarian

Ingredients

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Directions

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.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 7 servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories260
Calories from Fat90
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 390mg16%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A8%
Vitamin C2%
Calcium40%
Iron6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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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.

This was delicious! Everyone in my family loved this dish! I took the idea from others and added chicken which made it more of a full meal. I doubled the recipe and nothing was left! It tasted like it was from a restaurant! This is a keeper!

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.

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...

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!

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.

Yes, I played with it a little too. The sauce is a little watery, but it helps to reheat the next day. Since I don't like sun-dried tomatoes, I just broiled sliced tomatoes and used that instead. I also added some frozen peas and my homemade meatballs! And, fresh basil is always better if you have some handy. After the add-ins, it turned out really good!

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