Baked Penne with Farmhouse Sugo

Baked Penne Pasta with Farmhouse Sugo
8 serves

2c whole milk
4T unsalted butter
3T AP flour
1 1/4c Parmesano-Reggiano
1 T kosher salt
pinch nutmeg
1 # pene pasta, cooked al dente
1 ea jar Bella Cucina Farmhouse Sugo Pasta Sauce
8 oz mozzarella, cut into 1/2in cubes

Preheat oven to 350°F
Warm milk over low heat.  Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted.  Whisk in flour until there are no longer any lumps.  Continue to whisk as the flour cooks for 4 minutes.  Slowly pour the warm milk into the roux, whisking all the while. Cook The B├ęchamel, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and is smooth.  Whisk in 1/2c parmesaeno, 1T salt, and nutmeg.  Then stir in the sugo pasta sauce. 
In a large bowl combine the pasta, sauce, mozzarella, and 1/2c parmaseno.  Transfer pasta to an oiled oven safe casserole dish and top with 1/4c parmesaeno.  Bake for 40 minutes or until the top of the pasta is golden brown and bubbly around the edges.

Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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