Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alfredo Pasta with Veggies (not pretty but tasty)

I had a craving for Fettuccine Alfredo a few months ago and found this great recipe that is super easy because I don't have to cook the sauce.  I added chicken and veggies to make it a complete and easy meal I can make with no planning and in a small amount of time.


6 oz off pasta (I prefer whole wheat in shapes easy for little ones to pick up)
1/2 cup of half and half, light cream, or whipping cream (I have also used whole milk and it came out fine)
1 tbs of butter
3/4 cup of grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
Cracked black pepper and salt to taste
1/2 cup of peas
1/2 cup of broccoli
1 cup of chicken


1. Cook pasta according to directions
2. Cook chicken.  I season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic and then heat a tablespoon of olive oil a saute pan.  I cook the chicken and then chop it into pieces Hayden pick up and eat.  You can also use leftover chicken to save on time and cleanup.
3. Steam veggies.
4. Drain pasta and combine cream, cheese, butter and salt and pepper in pan.  Toss in pasta, chicken and veggies.  Allow it to thicken (just a few minutes) and serve.

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