Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yummy Birthday Penne

So it was Matt's bithday and he wanted spaghetti but he also wanted the crunchy shrimp I make... so I made this pasta as a side dish. It was yummy and a little fancier than plain old spaghetti.

Yummy Birthday Penne
Serves: 2

-3/4 pound uncooked penne
-1 tablespoon butter
-splash of olive oil
-1 small onion, diced
-3 cloves of minced garlic
-1/2 cup of chicken broth
-1 8oz can of tomato sauce
-1 cup half and half
-fat palmful of italian seasoning
-lots of pepper and some salt
-mozzarella cheese

1. Get the water boiling to cook your pasta in. Cook per package directions.

2. In a large pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat and saute your garlic and onion until tender. Add the broth and let simmer for a bit to reduce. Add the tomato sauce and the half and half and stir. Throw in your seasoning and add pepper and salt to taste. Continue to simmer and stir.

3. When the pasta is done, drain and toss into the sauce. Then add a big fat handful (or two) of mozzarella cheese and stir. Serve hot. Mmmmm.

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