Creamy Pesto Pasta

Thursday, September 6, 2012

With school back in session now, our family is in need of some quick-to-prepare meals on the menu.  And this simple pasta dish fits the bill perfectly!  Including chopping and sauteing the chicken, this go-to meal can be prepared in less than 30 minutes beginning to end.  And if you have leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken on hand, it could be done in only the time it takes to cook the noodles!  Super fast, creamy, and full of fresh basil flavor...this one is a winner at our house! 

Recipe Source:  See Jane in the Kitchen

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Posted by Lara.

The ingredients:

1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained

Boil heavy cream, stirring constantly, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it thickens. Add pesto and stir then add Parmesan cheese. 
Stir until cheese melts and mixture is well-combined.  Salt and pepper to taste.
Toss with chicken and pasta.


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teresa September 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM  

perfect after a long day of school and homework. love this!

Kathleen September 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

This would be a winner in my house too! Perfect go to quick and yummy dinner!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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