Penne pasta is a favorite shape in Italy.Great with tomato sauce,but I made a little change in this recipe according to my taste,and this is a veriation of cauliflower, carrot, and cheese.In the original recipe auther gave 3/4 cup of parmesan or romano cheese,but Idon't like that strong smell of those cheese so I made a little change here with cheddar cheese If you like parmesan taste you can use it that will give a real Italian taste.Iused cauliflower water to cook pasta.
1/4 cup flour
salt and freshly ground black pepper as per taste
3/4 cup-parmesan or romano cheese grated[Iused cheddar cheese that also gave a good taste]
1cup--penne or penne and macaroni mix.
clean and cut cauliflower in to bite size pieces wash in hot water and boil them with carrot 1inch pieces until they are just tender about 8-10 min.Remove from pan with strainer and set a side.
Make white sauce,heat the milk with bay leaf, melt butter in a pan add flour and mix well with wire whisk ensuring there are no lumps cook for 2-3 min. do not let it burn.
Strain the hot milk in to the flour and butter mixture all at once and mix smoothly with whisk.
bring the sauce to a boil stirring constantly and cook for 4-5 min. more,season with salt and pepper,then add cheese and stirr over alow flame till it melts add cauliflower and carrot and mix well, do all this work in a low flame.
Bring the cooking water back to a boil add salt and pasta cook till done and strain and add to the sauce mix well and serve hot at once
I think this will be a full meal by it self
You can remove carrot and replace cauliflower with broccoli enjoy it