Fresh Tomato and Pesto Penne


12 oz penne or other short pasta

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

2 cup milk

1/3 cup prepared basil pesto

½ tsp salt (or to taste)

¼ tsp pepper (or to taste)

2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Fresh basil leaves (optional)

1. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 10 min or until almost tender. Drain immediately and return to pot.

2. Whisk flour into Milk and pour over pasta in pot. Stir in pesto; cook over medium heat, stirring, for about 5 min or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh basil (if using).