Weekday or weeknight, you simply can’t go wrong with this quick & easy chicken spinach alfredo with penne pasta! BTW, it’s lightened up with a delicious creamy cauliflower alfredo, BUT I promise you will NEVER be able to tell the difference…
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Sunday Supper Ideas
What does Sunday supper look like in your home? Do you go all out with a big home-cooked meal? Or are you just happy to have your entire family gathered around the table for once?
If I’m being honest, we probably lean more toward the latter. Sundays are usually packed with sports obligations, so spending a significant amount of time in the kitchen just isn’t happening. But it’s definitely the one day of the week that we all make an effort to eat together.
So naturally I’m a big fan of the Bertolli® brand’s new Sunday Supper calendar! It’s a fun way to get reminders, tips, and easy recipe ideas for your next Sunday supper. All you have to do is register to receive reminders, and you’ll be given several ways to add them to your family calendar!
Lightened Up Chicken Spinach Alfredo
While we’re already chatting about Bertolli, I have to tell you about their NEW Creamy Alfredo with Cauliflower & Milk. It’s seriously SO good, but it has HALF the fat and calories of classic alfredo! All thanks to a combination of cauliflower, fresh milk, and aged parmesan.
And I promise you won’t even miss them… In fact, I made the most amazing chicken spinach alfredo with it, and my kids had NO CLUE that I’d switched up the alfredo. Clean plates all around!
How To Make Chicken and Spinach Alfredo
Want to make this chicken spinach alfredo pasta, too? It’s sure to be an instant classic with your family. AND it’s equally perfect for an easy weeknight dinner as it is for Sunday supper — because it only takes 20 minutes to make!
I used penne pasta in this chicken spinach alfredo recipe, so the first thing I did was get the water for the pasta boiling and throw in the dry pasta…
PRO TIP: Shave some time off this step with this Instant Pot pasta method. Yes, you really CAN make pasta in your Instant Pot!!
Once the pasta is going, I sliced some chicken breasts into strips, seasoned them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then cooked them in a skillet over medium-high heat until they were browned and cooked through.
Next I added some minced fresh garlic to sauté for about a minute, and then I poured the Bertolli Creamy Alfredo with Cauliflower & Milk over the top. Finally, I stirred in several handfuls of baby spinach and let it wilt into the sauce.
From there you just top your chicken spinach alfredo off with a sprinkle of finely grated Parmesan cheese, and dinner is served! Easy pasta recipes like this always go over well in my house (especially when paired with this 15-minute garlic bread made with the easiest ever 4-ingredient garlic bread spread)…
I hope it’s a hit in your home, as well — bon appetit!
More Easy Pasta Recipes
If you love this chicken spinach alfredo recipe, you might also be interested in these other delicious & easy pasta recipes!
- Olive Oil Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti — just three ingredients and easy enough for weeknight meals but classy enough for a date night or entertaining guests!
- Cacio e Pepe — silky and creamy pasta is made with just spaghetti noodles, cheese, lots and lots of black pepper!
- Easy Cream Cheese Pasta — a simple 5-ingredient cheesy pasta dish that’s ready to serve in just 20 minutes!