Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

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.

Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
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    servings (1/2 cup each)


  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dry penne pasta
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian-style four-cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


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.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10%
  • Sodium 390mg 16%
  • Carbohydrates 28g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 40%
  • Iron 6%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 15g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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