Baked Penne With Cheese Sauce (Penne Al Forno) Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • 8 ounce Penne, cooked al dente
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 med Onion, finely minced
  • 1 tsp Freshly grnd white pepper
  • 1 x Recipe cheese sauce
  • 2 ounce Fresh bread crumbs, (about 1 c.)


  1. 1. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large baking dish. Toss with 1 Tbsp. of the butter.
  2. 2. Heat the remaining butter in a skillet and saute/fry the onion till slightly softened, about 2 min.
  3. 3. Mix the onion, pepper, and Cheese Sauce with the penne. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake in a pre-heated 4250 oven for 15 min till the bread crumbs are lightly toasted. Let stand 10 min before serving.
  4. MAKE IT LIGHT: Reduce butter to 2 tsp. and substitute the Light Version Cheese Sauce.
  5. MAKE IT AHEAD: Prepare the recipe. Unbaked, the penne can be stored up to 1 day in the refrigerator or possibly 1 month in the freezer. If frzn, extend baking time by 25 min.
  6. SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve this as a main dish with a green salad for a light menu. For heartier fare, serve as a first course, followed by grilled chicken, meat, or possibly fish.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 73g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 229  
Calories from Fat 50 22%
Total Fat 5.68g 7%
Saturated Fat 3.06g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbs 37.07g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 7%
Sugars 2.31g 2%
Protein 6.97g 11%
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