Friday, April 24, 2020

Three Cheese Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Get ready for the best alfredo sauce of your life with three cheeses in this amazing pasta dish!

Our favorite alfredo sauce of all-time comes from The Recipe Critic, so I knew I would love this recipe as well from The Recipe Critic. I had to cross reference the alfredo sauces to see how close they were and the only addition here is mozzarella cheese. So they are nearly the same and they are close enough to both be winners. This definitely will be a go-to recipe for us because of the alfredo sauce (and the fact that I don't have to make lasagna roll ups to get it. Plus the broccoli comes with it, so I can serve this up in bowls and not plates. It's a winner winner all around, folks. You'll notice in the pictures that penne is used and shells are used. We made it a handful of times within a short period of time (very unlike us and that means we love love love it) and I have to say that I prefer shells over penne.

What you need:
  • 1 lb. penne or shell pasta
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus some for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 2 cups chicken, diced and cooked
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  1. Cook pasta according to box directions and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese and whisk over medium heat until melted.
  3. Add minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk.
  4. Add Parmesan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  5. Add mozzarella cheese and stir until cheese melts.
  6. Add cooked pasta to skillet. Toss to coat.
  7. Add cooked chicken and brocoli. Toss to coat.
  8. Serve topped with additional Parmesan.
Recipe from The Recipe Critic

We first had a rendition of the amazing alfredo sauce in this recipe for Chicken Bacon Alfredo Roll Ups. For a little zing in your alfredo, check out this Southwest Chicken Alfredo from Diethood.

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