Garlic cream elbows with sun-dried tomatoes and basil


Recipe courtesy of Mother Thyme
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) Dreamfields Elbows
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes, not packed in oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, divided


Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in large, deep skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic to skillet; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute or until flour is dissolved and mixture is smooth and paste-like. Gradually whisk in milk, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until sauce thickens.

Stir in Parmesan cheese until well combined. Stir in chicken broth. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Remove from heat.

Add pasta to skillet; toss to combine. Stir in 1/4 cup of the tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the basil. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Top with remaining tomatoes and basil; serve immediately.

Nutritional information (1/4 of recipe): 340 calories; 16 g protein; 52 g carbohydrates; 9 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 280 mg sodium; 6 g total dietary fiber.