Creamy Basil and Red Pepper Pasta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PaulaG

This recipe has been adapted from It makes a very enjoyable weeknight meal.

Top Review by Bayhill

Delicious! We loved the fresh basil taste of this creamy sauce. It's hard to believe that it is lower in fat, too. I simplified the recipe even more by using precooked, packaged, grilled chicken breasts instead of the fresh chicken. My family loved this quick and easy dish, and I loved the fact that I was able to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Thanks Paula!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot as directed on package.
  2. Place the peppers, cream cheese, milk, 1/2 cup basil and Parmesan cheese in blender container, cover and blend until smooth; pour into medium saucepan and set aside.
  3. Pound the chicken with meat mallet to flatten slightly and grill on George Forman grill or grill pan until cooked through.
  4. When done using a fork and knife, cut the chicken into bite size pieces; stir into pepper mixture, over medium heat, cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta and add to chicken mixture stirring to blend well; adjust seasonings to suit personal taste.
  6. Serve topped with additional Parmesan and basil leaves.

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