Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken

I know my last post was with bow tie pasta. I just can't get enough!!! I was bored so invented the cream sauce which turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. ;) I don't know how to cook for 1 or 2 people so this recipe made enough for about 6 peeps. lol Enjoy!
1 box bow tie pasta, cooked al dente
1 box frozen spinach, thawed and dried
3-4 chicken breasts, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pkg lite cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1-2 cups milk (I used 2%)
Splash of dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons dry basil leaves
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
Salt & pepper to taste
Saute chicken in a bit of olive oil, add garlic and cook until chicken is browned (about 3-4 minutes). Remove chicken from the pan so that you can make the sauce. Add butter to the saucepan. Once it melts add the cream cheese until smooth. Add milk until you get the consistency you would like. Add a splash of wine and the juice of one lemon. Let this simmer for a few minutes. Add the basil leaves and chili flakes. Add spinach and chicken and simmer for a few more minutes to warm the spinach and chicken. Salt & pepper to taste. Once the sauce is done, transfer to the pot with the pasta. Serve with lemon. Delish!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bow Tie Pasta w/ Turkey Sausage

Since Patrick has been out of town I have been eating all kinds of food with tomato sauce. :) I made this dish last night and it was so delish! It's very easy, took about 20 minutes and I even had left overs for lunch. Enjoy!

1 box bow tie pasta, cooked
1 pkg turkey kielbasa sausage, chopped
1 pkg spinach
1 jar marinara sauce
2 garlic cloves, sliced
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Black olives, sliced
A few dashes red pepper flakes

Fry sausage and garlic in a bit of olive oil until sausage has browned. Add spinach and cook for a few minutes. Add marinara sauce and olives and simmer for about 10 minutes. Mix the marinara sauce in with the bow tie pasta, add red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese to taste. Top with additional parm cheese if desired.