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Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta

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"This creamy combination of two fave pasta sauces uses shortcuts (like cream cheese spread and purchased pesto sauce)-a clever way to serve an impressive dish in no time!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until done.
  2. Stir in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. Add peppers, Parmesan and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.
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  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Substitute: Substitute 1-1/2 cups roasted red pepper strips for the fresh red pepper strips.
  • Special Extra: For more intense flavor, stir in 1 Tbsp. lemon zest or 1/2 cup pitted dry-cured olives, along with the peppers, Parmesan and pesto.
  • Food Facts: Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pignoli (pine nuts), Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and olive oil. This classic, fresh-tasting sauce originated in Italy and is a favorite on pasta and chicken dishes. Look for prepared pesto in either the refrigerated aisle of your supermarket, with the sauces and dressings in the produce aisle or with the jarred pasta sauces in the grocery aisle.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2013

Try adding a teaspoon of season salt and a tablespoon of garlic. Also needs an extra tablespoon of pesto. Add corn starch to thicken (flour if no corn starch)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2015

Good, but as written doesn't work. Needs corn starch to thicken, garlic to add flavor, and 1 T more pesto. I had to make these adjustments, and with such it is really good.


8 Ratings

Mar 20, 2014

Great recipe! Added salt, pepper and garlic powder to the chicken. It turned out fantastic!

Jan 11, 2014

Was very easy and quick to make...had a great flavor, & my family loved it!! Only difference was I added about a tsp of garlic powder to the sauce & I served it over penne pasta.

Dec 16, 2014

not sure what the Italian sauce was for......

Jul 22, 2013

The sauce was watery, The cream cheese didn't melt so much as separate and the flavor was bland. I followed the recipe exactly.

Aug 21, 2015

I only added 1 cup of milk and added another tablespoon of pesto. I used more chicken as well and the whole package of angelhair for dinner. It was amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 497 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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