Create this delicious creamy pasta recipe in less than 30 minutes!
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8 ounces (2 1/3 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half
4 ounces sliced Land O Lakes® Swiss Cheese, quartered
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well-drained
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil with herbs, drained, coarsely chopped
Chopped fresh parsley
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm.
Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; stir in flour, bouillon granules, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add half & half; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add cooked pasta, spinach and tomatoes; mix well. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
To serve, spoon onto serving platter; sprinkle with parsley.
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- Do not rinse pasta unless recipe specifically calls for it. Rinsing can thin sauces and cause them to slide off the pasta.