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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Penne

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Penne

Create this delicious creamy pasta recipe in less than 30 minutes!

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20 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
4
servings

Ingredients

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add cooked pasta, spinach and tomatoes; mix well. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.

  4. STEP 4

    To serve, spoon onto serving platter; sprinkle with parsley.

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Tip #1

- Do not rinse pasta unless recipe specifically calls for it. Rinsing can thin sauces and cause them to slide off the pasta.

Nutrition (1 serving)

480 Calories
18 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
530 Sodium (mg)
60 Carbohydrates (g)
5 Dietary Fiber
21 Protein (g)
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