Our cooks at Reesor’s have recently begun making Penne Alfredo in a creamy four cheese sauce. You’ll find it in our frozen entree section. (It’s also available with mushrooms.) It’s delicious as is along with some vegetables or salad, but if you want to you can customize it at home and make it your own signature dish. Here’s what to do:
Bake the frozen Penne Alfredo for about 45 minutes according to the directions on the package. Meanwhile, clean and coarsely chop several handfuls of fresh spinach and steam it for 2 or 3 minutes. If you have some ham (we used Country Ham from Reesor’s deli department) slice it into pieces similar in size to the pasta. Other variations could be broccoli, asparagus, peas, or bacon. You choose your favourite combinations.
When the Penne Alfredo is partially baked remove it from the oven. Put the partially baked Penne Alfredo into a mixing bowl. Add the steamed spinach and the ham and mix together gently. Put it back into the foil baking dish or put it into your own casserole dish. Put it back in the oven to complete its baking time. Broil carefully for 1 or 2 minutes at the end to get it nicely browned. You’ve just cooked dinner!