Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce

Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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4.6 based on 5 ratings.


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

Nutrition Information

Qty per
890g serve
Qty per
Energy 173.57625kcalcal 19.513912310287kcalcal
Protein 9.77125gg 1.0985103991006gg
Fat (total) 12.51875gg 1.4073917931422gg
 - saturated 7.8025gg 0.87717818999438gg
Carbohydrate 5.4875gg 0.61691961776279gg
 - sugars 5.25gg 0.59021922428331gg
Dietary Fibre 0.5gg 0.056211354693648gg
Sodium 255.99375mgmg 28.779510961214mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Penne pasta (cooked), Plain flour

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

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

Cheesy Penne Pasta with Mustard Sauce | Stay at Home

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 flavour 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.

cheesy penne pasta | Stay at Home

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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