Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Penne Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

We enjoy this pasta as a side for some grilled chicken. I got it from our recipe exchange group. It makes a lot...so next time I would half it, or plan to use it for a couple of meals.
John's Rating: 8

2c (8 0z) dry penne pasta
8 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, about 1/3 cup
1 12-oz can evaporated 2% milk
2 c shredded Italian style four cheese blend
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding sun-dried tomatoes to boiling water for the last two minutes of cooking time; drain.Meanwhile, combine evaporated milk, cheese, basil, garlic powder and pepper in a 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.

*We still found the dried tomatoes a little "chewy" so I may blend them up in the sauce next time.

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