Cheesy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Pasta is an easy, delicious skillet dinner that is a great way to use up leftover chicken, and serve with pasta in a cheesy sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce.

For the last few weeks I have been cooking for my elderly Mother-in-law after she got out of the hospital. Since she prefers spicier foods, I have been trying to find the right level of spiciness that she likes.  This dish was one of her favorites!  She kept saying remember how to make this recipe because I want to have it again. When? Tonight!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta (or pasta of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Flavor Mosaic