Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Pasta · April 12, 2017

Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta - this creamy, cheesy pasta dish is simple and will be a hit with the entire family!

Dinner can be the hardest time of the day when everyone is tired and hungry. I can attest that the mom feels the same way and often is not excited about having to come up with a dinner everyone will enjoy. Having a weekly menu plan has helped me with that, but I don’t always stick to it, which means I’m trying to think of a yummy dinner idea all the kids will eat. That is usually when I bust out one of our favorite pasta dishes. We made Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Penne Pasta a lot, but we recently tried a recipe for Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta (from Homemade by Holman) that was amazing and fairly simple.

We modified it a bit but with cheese, chicken and pasta it was a hit with the entire family. Unfortunately, we have a few picky eaters, so it’s always nice to find a recipe everyone will eat. This usually only happens with pastas and Mexican food for our crew, but I’ll take it. 😉

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To round out the meal we usually have a bread of sorts (we love this cheesy garlic bread), a salad and some fruit.  It’s perfect for company or Sunday dinner and can be mostly made with ingredients that are usually on hand.

Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta:

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Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta
 
Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta - this creamy, cheesy pasta dish is simple and will be a hit with the entire family!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
For chicken:
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 TB fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
For the pasta:
  • 1 pound fusili pasta or rotini
  • 2 TB butter
  • 2 TB flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded triple cheddar cheese
  • 2 TB fresh thyme
  • 1 TB oregano
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as directed on box to al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, add oil to a pan and add chicken pieces. Sprinkle on thyme, salt and pepper and cook until chicken is cooked through.
  3. In a separate pan, add butter and cook on medium heat. Once melted, add flour and whisk together. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes, followed by the milk. Cook until thickens and then add cheese and stir to melt.
  4. Then, add chicken pieces and pasta to the sauce and mix until well combined. Sprinkle on thyme and oregano. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve warm. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Homemade by Holman

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Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta - this creamy, cheesy pasta dish is simple and will be a hit with the entire family!

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Shauna

Yummy!!!! I substituted muenster for most of the cheddar. Used ham in place of the chicken and added about 12 a tsp of mustard.

    Lil' Luna

    That sounds yum! Thanks for sharing and thank you for giving it a try!!

Kristina

What is triple cheddar cheese?

    Lil' Luna

    It is a combination of shredded vermont white cheddar, sharp cheddar, & mild cheddar with cream cheese. You can find it in the grocery store. Hope that helps!

Heide

My family enjoyed this very much!
I will prepare it again and again, I’m certain.
I used dried herbs, and think I over did it! (Note to self… use fresh or less of the dried.) I had to hussle while the butter and flour were wisked. I ended up turning the burner down to low. Then added the milk etc. One other thing, I reserved some of the pasta water to mix in the finale, then the Parmesan cheese. Served with cheesy bread! Oh, holy yum!
Thank you for this recipe. 🤗

    Lil' Luna

    You are so welcome & I’m so glad you liked it!! Thank you for letting me know!

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