Few dishes can be considered more comforting than a good pasta in Alfredo sauce. Add chicken, spinach and even mushrooms and I think you’ve got something very special. This easy to prepare dish is wonderful comfort food, looks great on the plate and is terrifically nutritious. I like to add the earthy quality of mushrooms… you may choose to live without them… hey, its your kitchen… you choose.
Pictured here is a chicken Alfredo using Rotini as the pasta of choice. As above, it’s your kitchen, so feel free to swap in your personal fave. Penne, fusili, farfalle, raditorre are just a few others that come to mind beyond the obvious fettuccini or linguine.
One Veteran Move to consider is choosing milk or cream. To my tastes, I like to use whipping cream for a nice thick sauce. But, if you wanted to count calories a bit, you could use whole milk instead. Also, reserve about a half cup of the pasta water to have on hand if your sauce seems too thick. As another Veteran Move this is always a good idea when making any pasta dish. The starch in the water allows you to stretch the sauce without sacrificing its creamy quality.