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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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