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Creamy Asparagus-Chicken Bow-Ties

Chive-and-onion cream cheese spread is the base for a tasty white sauce that coats pasta, chicken, mushrooms and asparagus.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
8
oz fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen asparagus cuts
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
container (8 oz) chive-and-onion cream cheese spread
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup milk
1/2
lb deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken), cut into bite-size strips (2 cups)
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus and mushrooms for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to saucepan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and the milk until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and chicken into pasta mixture.
  • 3 Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring gently, until pasta is evenly coated with sauce and mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus and mushrooms for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to saucepan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and the milk until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and chicken into pasta mixture.
  • 3 Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring gently, until pasta is evenly coated with sauce and mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Trim a bit of the fat by using reduced-fat chive-and-onion cream cheese.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1070mg
1070%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.