Mezze Penne Pasta in a Pecorino Sauce

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6Ingredients
660Calories
35Minutes

There is nothing complicated about this luxuriously creamy dish consisting of penne pasta blanketed in peppery Pecorino cream sauce. Milk is called for, though you could substitute a mixture of half and half and heavy cream for even more decadant results. Do coat the pasta in the sauce before serving — it'll soak up the flavor while the al dente pasta finishes cooking a tad in the cream.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams penne pasta (small)
  • 200 grams pecorino cheese (aged, cut into small pieces)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams milk
  • salt (as needed)
  • ground black pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring a stockpot of water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and the pasta and stir.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the pecorino cheese and allow it to melt, adding the milk, stir the sauce well.
  4. Drain the pasta when ‘al dente.’
  5. Place the pasta in a wide saucepan, add the sauce and stir well to season completely on low-medium heat.
  6. Add some black pepper and serve immediately.
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NutritionView more

660Calories
Sodium37%DV880mg
Fat40%DV26g
Protein59%DV30g
Carbs26%DV78g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories660Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat15g75%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol80mg27%
Sodium880mg37%
Potassium290mg8%
Protein30g59%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate78g26%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Carrie C. 2 Jun 2015
This dish needed some green! I added fresh, chopped basil for color, aroma and taste then served with crusty Italian bread and a glass of dry white Verdicchio!