Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta with Blue Cheese

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!

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!

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!

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 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.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta with Blue Cheese

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

For the blue cheese sauce:

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • 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
Read the whole recipe on Yummy Addiction