Baked penne with cheese sauce (penne al forno)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Penne; cooked al dente
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 medium Onion; finely chopped
1 teaspoon Freshly ground white pepper
1 Recipe cheese sauce
2 ounces Fresh bread crumbs; (about 1 cup)

1. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large baking dish. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the butter. 2. Heat the remaining butter in a skillet and sauté the onion until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. 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 minutes until the bread crumbs are lightly toasted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

MAKE IT LIGHT: Reduce butter to 2 teaspoons and substitute the Light Version Cheese Sauce.

MAKE IT AHEAD: Prepare the recipe. Unbaked, the penne can be stored up to 1 day in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. If frozen, extend baking time by 25 minutes.

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 fish.

Recipe by: HomeChef School

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by louiseh <louiseh@...> on Apr 16, 1998

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