Cooking with Katie



Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Veggies

This dinner was inspired by a beautiful dish I had at our local Central Market cafe; it was penne pasta with chicken, zucchini, and yellow squash swimming in a velvety, smooth alfredo sauce. I loved every second of it, and I knew that I just had to recreate the dish at home! Thus, this beautiful pasta was born! And who knew it would taste even better than the one at the cafe?!?! The combination of the rich sauce, smoky vegetables, and succulent chicken makes this to die for. Enjoy this one, guys!

Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Veggies

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 box of button mushrooms
  • 8-10 stalks of asparagus
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 3 c heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 c parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 c mozzarella cheese
  • a handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Slice all the veggies except the asparagus.

Then, put the zucchini, squash, and asparagus in a bowl with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill them until they’re tender and cooked through. (You could also roast or saute them.) When they’ve cooled down enough, cut them into bite-size pieces.

In the meantime, put the mushrooms on a sheet tray and drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast them in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden brown.

Grill the chicken until it is cooked through. Then once it’s cool enough to handle, shred it and put it on standby. Cook the pasta, as well. 

For the alfredo sauce, combine the heavy cream and butter in a saute pan and whisk them together until the butter melts. Add the parmesan and mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper, and parsley and whisk it until the cheese melts. Add the veggies, chicken, and pasta into the pan and toss it to coat. Serve alongside crusty ciabatta bread and enjoy!

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