Baked Penne Pasta with Farmhouse Sugo
2c whole milk
4T unsalted butter
3T AP flour
1 1/4c Parmesano-Reggiano
1 T kosher salt
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 Béchamel, 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