Friday, December 13, 2013

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

You need a comfort food sometimes as a long week draws to a close.  What better than Chicken Alfredo to come to the rescue.  It's creamy and full of Parmesan flavor.  

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

1# chicken, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
1/2# linguine, cooked still slightly al dente
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp parsley
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup peas
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Melt 3 tbsp butter and stir in flour.  Gradually add in chicken broth and cream, stirring constantly.  When thickened, remove from heat and add in Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

In a greased casserole, put cooked linguine, chicken, peas, parsley and cheese sauce and mix together.  Top with the 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350