Adults and kids alike will be drooling over the creamy texture and garlicky flavors of this delicious Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe! This is one flavourful pasta medley! Sometimes you just need a new and fabulous recipe that will be easy to whip up for dinner. The answer to our dinner doldrums can be pasta! Pasta is one of those great dinner meals that will always impress. Plus it is so fast to make! Whether you are having pasta with vegetables, tomato sauce or with a creamy alfredo sauce recipe like this one, it is sure to be a fabulous meal.
The list of ingredients are simple and also easily found in your kitchen. The key to cooking this delicious creamy sauce is to add the ingredients in the right order and keep the stirring gently and consistent so that you have the perfect creamy texture. If you don't follow the directions to the recipe, the sauce could separate, which isn't what you want. Creamy sauces can be tricky for that reason sometimes. The garlic in this recipe is heavy duty and makes for a great pairing with the creaminess of the sauce that goes with it. Eating garlic with your meal is a great way to increase your health benefits and overall quality of life. Garlic should always be paired with heavy foods that are high in saturated fats to offset the bad effects of saturated fats on your heart and blood vessels. Garlic is cardioprotective meaning it helps your heart. You can increase the health benefits you receive from garlic by letting it sit after you've chopped it or crushed it. If you give your chopped/crushed garlic time to sit before changing its temperature, through cooking or its pH through the addition of acidic food like lemon juice, it will give the alliinase enzymes a chance to be more prevalent.
We all love to eat garlic, but what about that smell on your hands after having cut 5 or 6 cloves of these little guys? If you have a stainless steel sink, than a brilliant little tip is simply to run your fingers along the steel in and up and down vigorous motion and the smell will be removed! Another great tip on how to peel a lot of garlic very easily is to put the garlic cloves in a jar and shake them vigorously, the peels should just come right off! Another way is to press down on the cloves of garlic firmly with a flat surface like a plate or a bowl. Then it is really easy to just pull off the peel. Don't you just love these little kitchen tips that are so easy and that actually work!?
Mary, from Sweet Little Blue Bird food blog says that she found this awesome recipe on food.com website, a place where you can find practically any kind of recipe you are looking for. Mary writes that this recipe had over 300 likes on it and also a five star rating, so she figured it would have to be a good one for that many people to like it and to receive such a high rating. She actually admits that she added in MORE garlic than the recipe called for too and so she doubled the sauce recipe. She also added in some vegetables to make it a little bit more healthy. But she includes all of the details for the recipe in her rendition of it on her website. Mary also has a ton of other great recipes on her Sweet Little Blue Bird food blog. She is a wife and a mother to two kids, and she loves to share her recipes and her DIY projects on her blog as well. Try out this recipe soon!