Mascarpone Pasta with Chicken, Bacon and Spinach

Mascarpone Pasta with Chicken, Bacon and Spinach

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"I was looking for a new way to use mascarpone cheese and had the other ingredients on hand. Turned out to be really delicious and pretty to serve as well! I look forward to serving it to guests."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 637 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 637 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 49.7 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 448 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble bacon when cooled.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir crumbled bacon and onion in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir chicken into mixture and season with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink inside and lightly browned outside, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir sun-dried tomatoes and pesto in a large skillet over medium heat until pesto gives off a little oil, about 2 minutes; stir in spinach and cook until wilted, stirring constantly.
  4. Mix mascarpone cheese, 2 cloves of garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, milk, and white pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until smooth and bubbling, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes; stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese until cheese has melted, 2 to 3 more minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and bacon mixture.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain. Gently fold pasta into chicken mixture and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with spinach mixture and sprinkle with 1 more tablespoon Parmesan cheese, or to taste.

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Most helpful positive review

Great. Not nearly as complicated as the recipe might suggest. Pre-cubed the chicken and let it sit for half an hour with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and ...

Most helpful critical review

I made 1/2 of the recipe for two. It was alright. Flavour was good. For me it was too many pans for the finished product. This will not be on my list to make again.

Great. Not nearly as complicated as the recipe might suggest. Pre-cubed the chicken and let it sit for half an hour with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and ...

Lovely!! No left overs:)

"It's a keeper!" Just found it today and served it for Sunday family dinner. I've never used mascarpone outside of dessert recipes. All flavors melded together perfectly. I will try it for a ...

Made this tonight, omg, really easy, really good. tweaked it a little, instead of marscapone, I used a little sour cream and jar bacon alfredo sauce, but kept everything else the same. Hubby app...

This recipe is amazing! It's easy to make, doesn't break the bank, and tastes like you're in an authentic Italian restaurant. So yummy!

I made 1/2 of the recipe for two. It was alright. Flavour was good. For me it was too many pans for the finished product. This will not be on my list to make again.

Hubby's choice for his birthday dinner today. Little bit of work, but definitely worth it. He said this is a "gourmet meal," and we both really enjoyed it. Added some shaved parmesan, but I t...

We got three servings out of this recipe, which makes the fat content absurd (almost 200% DRV). If I can find an acceptable lower fat substitute for mascarpone, maybe I can salvage it. But as it...

lovely flavors but the sauce splits, it also makes a lot more dishes than it needs to