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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creamy Garlic Shells

These were good, hubby and the kids LOVED them, I however wish there would have been maybe one more flavor in there.  I just felt like there was a little something missing, I will be making these again but may try and add a little more deminsion to the flavor.  Over all though great recipe!

8oz mini shells pasta
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk (I used skim)
salt & pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
2 teaspoons parsley flakes

  1. Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente.
  2. Drain then set aside.
  3. Let pot cool off the heat for several minutes.
  4. Return pot to stove over medium heat then melt butter in olive oil.
  5. Add garlic then saute until golden brown, about 30 seconds, being very careful not to burn.
  6. Sprinkle in flour then whisk and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Slowly pour in chicken broth and milk while whisking until mixture is smooth.
  8. Season with salt & pepper then switch to a wooden spoon and stir constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly, about 4-5 minutes.
  9. Take pot off the heat then stir in parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and parsley flakes until smooth then add cooked pasta and stir to combine. 
  10. Taste then adjust salt & pepper if necessary
Creamy Garlic Shells is an easy pasta side dish. No store bought pouch required! | iowagirleats.com

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