Creamy Basil & Tomato Pasta

"This dish was inspired by combining several different recipes. (Note - we don't like a lot of extra sauce- just enough to cover the pasta - so if you like a lot of sauce, you may want to make a little more)."
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  • Heat teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and sauté until starting to brown.
  • Add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes; sauté 3 more minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, pepper, and other herbs. Stir well, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions.
  • Add cream cheese, milk, and parmesan to tomato pot and melt over low heat until cheeses are incorporated.
  • Add chicken and drained pasta, and mix until blended.

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  1. Loved the flavours in this dish! I used fresh tomatoes diced, and would definitely recommend doing it this way. Next time I would make more sauce because the flavour was so wonderful I wanted more of it! Thanks for a lovely recipe!
  2. We really enjoyed this pasta dish! It was nice and creamy, mild tasting and beautiful! Mine didn't have enough sauce for some reason, so I tossed in some more tomatoes towards the end. Thank you!! Made for the Culinary Quest for the International Agents of Quest - Italy. Ciao!
  3. This is seriously yummy. I do agree, make more sauce! I used fresh basil, and I wish I would have used more sun dried tomatoes, but it really is delicious.
  4. Delicious and easy. I had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year so have been watching for recipes to use them. I love the combination of fresh and sun-dried tomatoes. Next time I'll make a little more sauce and I'll probably double the recipe. It says it will serve 4... not when you have a husband who really likes it. Made enough for 2 with left-overs for my lunch the next day.
  5. This recipe was amazing!!! I doubled it and used penne pasta instead and diced my chicken and tossed everything together and baked it with cheese on top! It was a GREAT recipe and the DH said to add it to the list to make it again!!!



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