Chive-and-onion cream cheese spread is the base for a tasty white sauce that coats pasta, chicken, mushrooms and asparagus.
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
oz fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 box (9 oz) frozen asparagus cuts
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
container (8 oz) chive-and-onion cream cheese spread
cup grated Parmesan cheese
lb deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken), cut into bite-size strips (2 cups)
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus and mushrooms for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to saucepan.
In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and the milk until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and chicken into pasta mixture.
Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring gently, until pasta is evenly coated with sauce and mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
Trim a bit of the fat by using reduced-fat chive-and-onion cream cheese.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.