Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta Recipe

  • 1 box uncooked Bow Tie Pasta (1 lb box)
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Garlic
  • 1 skinless boneless chicken cubed (Rotisserie chicken works good)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (lower calories with low-fat soup)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup with garlic (lower calories with low-fat soup)
  • 3/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can jar sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 package shredded Italian blend or Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to directions using chicken broth instead of water.

Retain 1 cup broth for later. Meanwhile, heat butter in panand add garlic, chicken, soups, pesto, sour cream, broth (from above), and mushrooms. Mix together and cook until warm, stirring often. Drain pasta when cooked, return to pan and add sauce mixture. Pour into deep 9" x 13" roasting pan, sprinkle cheese on top. Cover with foil or lid and bake 325° - 15-20 minutes. You want it hot and cheese melted, don't overcook.

Should feed 6-8 people.

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