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Margherita Penne

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12 oz (375 g) penne pasta
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Milk
2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
12 1-inch (2.5 cm) mini Canadian Bocconcini
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Canadian Parmesan, for serving

Yields: 4 to 6 Servings

See full recipe: https://www.dairygoodness.ca/milk/my-milk-calendar/recipes/margherita-penne?source=calendar
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 13 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings

This recipe is featured in the 2015 Milk Calendar. This yummy pasta is based on the classic pizza margherita, which is topped with tomato sauce, cheese and fresh basil – sometimes the simplest things taste the best.

  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 13 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings

Ingredients

12 oz (375 g) penne pasta
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Milk
2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
12 1-inch (2.5 cm) mini Canadian Bocconcini
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Canadian Parmesan, for serving

Preparation

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In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 11 min or until al dente, or according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, thyme, salt and hot pepper flakes. Cook 1 min. Sprinkle with flour; cook, whisking for 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Whisk for 3 to 5 min or until smooth and thickened. Stir in tomatoes and Parmesan.

Drain pasta and return to pot. Pour in sauce; toss, stirring 1 to 2 min over medium heat to coat pasta. Stir in Bocconcini, basil and salt to taste, if needed. Serve with grated Parmesan.

Tips

Bocconcini come in different sizes, so if you need to cut the balls, the pieces should be about ¾-inch (2 cm) in size.

Try cubes of Mozzarella instead of Bocconcini.

Add some of your favourite pizza toppings to the sauce, such as pepperoni, olives or sun-dried tomatoes. Or use your favourite short pasta in place of penne.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 422 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 57 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 350 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 28 % / 307 mg
Selenium: 90 %
Folate: 77 %
Thiamin: 50 %
Vitamin B12: 39 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1 milk product serving(s) per person.

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