I love Italian food and make different variations on the regular. I don’t eat too much rice but pasta is another story, pasta is my downfall. I usually make my Chicken Alfredo with broccoli but one day I saw my Auntie make it with mushrooms and spinach. I love mushrooms and spinach and it looked so deelish so I gave it a shot. Perfecto! *kiss fingers*
What you will need…
olive oil or olive oil spray
3 chicken cutlets or 2 breast
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)
2 cloves minced garlic (optional)
1lb box of penne
1 cup of mushrooms sliced
8 oz fresh or frozen spinach leaves
1 jar of alfredo sauce
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan
Cut the chicken into pieces and season with seasonings of your choice, I used Adobo, Sazon, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Saute’ the chicken in olive oil with the onions and garlic until it is no longer pink inside and then add the sliced mushrooms. Continue to saute’ until the mushrooms are tender and then add the spinach. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Cook the penne until al dente, firm but not hard. Drain. Once the spinach is fully cooked add the alfredo sauce. Bring to a simmer and then add the milk, the grated Parmesan and the penne.
Stir everything together and simmer on low for five minutes, stirring constantly to avoid sticking. Serve topped with the grated parmesan…
Can use meat/seafood and pasta of choice. I also like to make it with shrimp and fettuccine. You can also just use spinach and mushrooms for a Vegetarian version.
Delicious! I’ve made this same recipe using Scallops and Brocoli.
Hmmm that sounds good, I must try it!
Looks so good!
Now I’m starving and it’s only 8:18a.m.!
Have a great weekend!
Lol I’m sorry girl. You have a great wknd as well! 🙂
As much as I don’t like mushrooms, looking at this makes me think twice about them! LOL. Seriously, I think I just may try making this, it looks so good! I’m used to making penne pasta with chicken and broccoli. But this definitely puts a spin on that.
I might even try it with fresh spinach (just to see which one tastes better) 🙂
Lol when I was young I hated mushrooms, now I love them. Oh how the tables have turned.
I don’t really notice a difference in taste from the fresh and frozen spinach so I keep some frozen spinach in the freezer for cooking, and use fresh in my salads.
oh wow that looks really delicious:)…I might give this a try but I’m a rice-loving-girl hahah!
Lol I never tried with rice but it may just work 🙂
This looks delicious niece! Ive done a variation of this as well with coconut milk and spicy curry…so delicious! I’m gonna make this either tonite or tmrw and will post a pic! Love u…
Now that sounds good, you must give me your recipe so that I may try it. Can’t wait to see pics and I hope that you enjoy the dish. Love you too Auntie!
This looks sooo yummy, I’m going to try it with just the mushroom and spinach!
Let me know how you like it. You can try it with Shrimp too 😉
This looks yummy.. I love mushrooms too.. Going to have to fix this one weekend. Thanks for sharing..
No problem. It is is really quick and easy to make. Let me know how you like it.
Looks delish but I would rather make my own Alfredo sauce since it’s easy to make!
It is. I’ve since started making my own!
Came across this recipe and decided to make it. what an awesome dish! Thank you! look forward to other dishes you create! makes my heart smile.
You’re welcome. Coming soon! 🙂