Delicious Pasta Dish
What is Alfredo Pasta?
Alfredo is a pasta dish made from pasta (mostly fettuccine pasta) tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter. As the cheese melts, it emulsifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich coating on the pasta. It was named by an Italian restaurateur, Alfredo Di Lelio, at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Di Lelio sold the restaurant in 1943, and opened another in 1950 at Piazza Augusto Imperatore, at first called “L’Originale Alfredo” and now “Il Vero Alfredo”; his nephews now manage it.
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Our version of Alfredo Pasta is delicious with a rich and creamy sauce made out of Greek yogurt, sour cream and yummy Parmesan cheese. With grilled chicken and steamed veggies in every bite this pasta dish will soon become your families favorite dinner!
Alfredo Chicken & Vegetable Pasta
2 cups Penne Pasta cooked
1 grilled (4 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
1/2 cup frozen peas (or well-drained from a can)
1/2 cup carrots, steamed (cut either in circles or matchstick like)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 (6 oz) plain Greek yogurt (like Chobani)
4 oz sour cream
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to the box. When done, drain and set aside in a large bowl. Grill chicken breast, when done cube and add to the pasta. Steam veggies, broccoli, peas and carrots. When done, drain and add to the pasta bowl. Toss everything together and set aside.
In a large sauce pan add yogurt, sour cream and chicken stock. Cook over medium/low heat, stirring well and often so that it doesn’t get stuck on the bottom of the pan. Add in the Parmesan cheese, pepper and garlic powder, stirring well. Taste a little and determine do you need to add salt and how much. Stir well, add in the olive oil and cook for an additional minute stirring constantly.
Pour the sauce over pasta, chicken and veggies. Mix everything well and serve right away. This recipe makes about 4 servings.