There’s something about noodles with a creamy white sauce that’s just, um….yummy! Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods & this recipe nice & easy, which makes me love it even more.
Make a little salad & maybe add in a little garlic bread & you’ll have one happy family!
Chicken Pasta Alfredo
8 oz cream cheese
1 c. whole milk
4 tbsp butter
1 c. grated parmesan
16 oz whole wheat pasta (farfalle, fettuccine, fusilli – pick your favorite)
2 c. chopped cooked chicken
2 c. frozen peas, thawed
2-3 tsp Italian seasonings
1 c. seasoned breadcrumbs (check out this recipe for how I make my own, add 1 tsp Italian seasonings to season your homemade breadcrumbs)
1/2 c. grated parmesan
3 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400°. Butter a 9×13 baking dish (or equivalent sized casserole dish).
Combine cream cheese, milk, 4 tbsp butter & 1 c. parmesan in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat. Mix until all the ingredients are melted & combined. Remove from heat & set aside.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, making sure to not overcook. Drain & return to pan. Mix in the prepared sauce, chicken, peas & Italian seasonings.
In a separate bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, parmesan & melted butter.
Pour pasta mixture into prepared dish & sprinkle breadcrumb mixture on top. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until the topping is a nice golden brown.