Thursday, January 24, 2013


Welcome to my blog! Join me in my adventure of starting a business, cooking, baking and running a house. Along with having 2 krazy boys running around the house while I'm at it.
I love to cook. I love watching everyone enjoy all the yummy stuff I've made. It makes it a great accomplishment.
I figured I would share one of my favorite recipes to start out. Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta.

What You Need
1/2lb. Penne Pasta
2 tsp.oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups milk
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. pesto

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add
chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until done.

STIR in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min.
or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
Add peppers, Parmesan and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated
through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.

Kraft Kitchens Tips


Substitute 1-1/2 cups roasted red pepper strips for the fresh red pepper strips.

Special Extra

For more intense flavor, stir in 1 Tbsp. lemon
zest or 1/2 cup pitted dry-cured olives, along with the peppers,
Parmesan and pesto.

This is my favorite go to recipe. The kids absolutely love it! As do I!


  1. Oh, Amy that sounds so yummy!!! I am a huge fan of Italian pasta dishes so this would be perfect to make one night!

  2. I agree, this sounds REALLY yummy! I never would have thought that the red was peppers. It looks like crab meat. >.<

    I am going to have to try this now. Thanks Ames!

  3. Oh wow!! This does sound REALLY yummy!! I will have to give it a go this week or next (since we just did some alfredo last night...) lol