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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta with Blue Cheese

Comforting, filling, and full of flavor, this Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta makes a perfect weeknight family meal. The blue cheese sauce takes this pasta to another level!

This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com

I was thinking yesterday. If someone would ask me what’s my favorite type of meal is, the answer would have to be pasta. I never thought about that but every single time my fridge is empty the first idea that comes to my mind is to make some pasta.

I am down for Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo or Chicken Spaghetti with Red Sauce any day of the week!

You can’t judge me. First of all, it’s really easy and quick to throw together + there are literally thousands of ways to prepare it. It’s almost like a soup. You can throw any leftovers you have in the fridge inside and it will still be great. The same goes with pasta!

This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com

So it happened that I had some mushrooms sitting for about a week (not longer, I hope) in the fridge as well as a rotisserie chicken which I bought a few days ago thinking that I for some reason need it but it appeared that I hadn’t. Oh, well. Stuff happens. Not too much of a problem, though. Like I said, leftovers + pasta = LOVE!

That’s how this Chicken and Mushroom Pasta was born!

This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com

Of course, I needed something more to make it creamy and satisfying. With the help of one of my most favorite cookbooks ever (Everyday Pasta by Giada de Laurentiis) I turned this idea of mine into something really interesting by tossing pasta, chicken, and mushrooms in a blue cheese (Gorgonzola) based sauce!

It was the first time ever I used blue cheese in a pasta recipe. A huge success!

Gorgonzola gave the sauce that sharp, unique flavor characteristic to it. Really really good, guys.

This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com

This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta makes a great weeknight family meal as it requires less than 30 minutes to make. Plus, it’s not your ordinary pasta you make all the time. That blue cheese sauce makes the difference!

Your family will appreciate it. I promise. This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com

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This Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is tossed in a heavenly blue cheese sauce to create a comforting, hearty, and full of flavor family meal! | yummyaddiction.com
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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta with Blue Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Tossed in a blue cheese sauce, this Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is full of flavor. A great weeknight family meal!

Servings: 6 people
Calories: 656 kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
For the blue cheese sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk , at room temperature
  • 5 oz. (140g) creamy Gorgonzola cheese , cubed
  • salt and pepper , to taste
For the pasta:
  • 1 lb (450g) boneless skinless chicken breast , cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1 lb (450g) mushrooms , sliced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas , thawed
  • 1 lb (450g) penne pasta
Instructions
The blue cheese sauce:
  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. When it has melted, add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk in batches and keep whisking until smooth.

  2. Bring to a simmer and simmer for a couple of minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the Gorgonzola cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.

The pasta:
  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet and cook until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Set aside.

  2. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and saute the mushrooms until tender and golden, for about 10-12 minutes. Add the peas and stir. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain.

  4. Transfer the pasta to the mushroom and pea mixture. Add the chicken and the blue cheese sauce and toss. Add some more salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. For a quick version of this recipe, you can use 3 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken instead of cooking your own.
  2. If your skillet isn't large enough, it may be easier to combine all the ingredients in the end in a large bowl.

 

Adapted from Everyday Pasta by Giada de Laurentiis

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta with Blue Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 656 Calories from Fat 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.9g 44%
Cholesterol 93.2mg 31%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 60.4g 20%
Sugars 10.3g
Protein 38.4g 77%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sherifa
    November 9, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I came across your recipe on healthyaperture.com yesterday after my husband asked me for a pasta with mushrooms and chicken for dinner. I then made this for him and his friends and they really loved it! Thank you 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      November 10, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      You are welcome! I am glad your husband and friends loved this pasta 🙂

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