Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce



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  • 4 cups
    Penne Pasta (cooked)
  • 1.5 cups
  • 2 tsp
    Mustard Powder
  • 1 cup
    Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    Plain Flour

Nutrition Information

Qty per
315g serve
Qty per
Energy 244cal 78cal
protein 16g 5.1g
Fat (total) 13.3g 4.2g
– saturated 7.8g 2.5g
Carbohydrate 15.7g 5g
– sugars 6.8g 2.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.27g 0.4g
Sodium 631mg 200mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Plain flour

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Welcome to Stay at Home Mom’s $1 Dollar Dinner Series!

We are showing you that for just $1 per serve (so $4 per meal as all of our recipes cater to a family of four) CAN be done… And we are starting with a pasta dish, as pasta is cheap, easy and filling.

This Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce recipe is also meat free so would suit vegetarians, although adding some greens or steamed vegetables would certainly improve the nutritional value of the meal.

If you aren’t keen on mustard (see my Mustard pun then??) – you can certainly leave it out – and the meal just becomes a Cheesy Pasta. But the mustard powder really gives the cheesy sauce a bit of a kick.

This meal is good for when you really don’t feel like cooking but need to feed the kids something filling and quick.


  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the packet. Drain.

  2. In a microwave proof jug, add the tablespoon of butter. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds or until the butter is melted and bubbling.

  3. Add the plain flour. Mix well. Place back in the microwave and cook on HIGH for another 20 seconds or until the thick mixture starts to bubble (this takes the acrid flavor of the flour out of the recipe).

  4. Carefully take the hot jug out of the microwave. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and whisk well until combined.

  5. Stir in the remaining milk, the mustard powder and the grated cheese.

  6. Microwave in 30-second sessions, whisking each time. When the mixture is nice and thick – it is done.

  7. Mix in the cooked pasta, divide into four plates and top with cheese.

Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce

This cheesy penne pasta with mustard sauce is a hearty and filling dish that is sure to please the whole family. The cheese gives the pasta a rich and creamy flavor, while the mustard adds a touch of zing. I love how cheesy this dish is, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter, you could always go for a lower-fat cheese.

The pasta is also very filling, so it’s perfect for those nights when you’re just too tired to cook dinner. And if you have kids, this is definitely a meal they’ll go for.

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So if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to feed your family, this cheesy penne pasta with mustard sauce is definitely worth a try.

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