Are you looking for a dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy? This pasta dish is a crowd pleaser! Just look at the bubbly cheese in the photo above and you might start to understand why it's a hit. It's nothing too fancy, but this recipe produces a creamy, fresh tasting pasta that will have everyone asking for seconds. Unless you have a family of ten, you'll have plenty of leftovers for the next night too.
Penne Pasta with Two Sauces
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (14.5 oz.) fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
2 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
½ cups fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 pound penne pasta
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pinch nutmeg
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the 2 cans of Fire Roasted tomatoes into a crushed tomato sauce. Set aside. Saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan. Add the crushed and diced tomatoes. Add freshly ground pepper to taste then simmer 5 minutes. Remove from stove and stir in the fresh basil leaves.