This is one of my all time favorite “quick and easy” dinners. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, so I’ll turn to it on those nights when dinner doesn’t go as planned. Coincidentally, those are usually the same nights that a heaping helping of pasta in a luxurious cream sauce is just what the doctor ordered. It’s got a ton of flavor, and a good kick of heat. But, not too much – the boys are both able to enjoy it. Feel free to scale down or amp up on the seasoning per your liking.

I like the addition of chicken stock to the sauce. It’s a great way to inject flavor into a dish, that doesn’t involve a ton of fat or calories (which, would be the case if this weren’t a cream sauce). The wine is a great touch, but if you don’t have a bottle open, I’d just skip it. Then again, you could see it as an excuse to open a bottle. Whatever floats your boat! It’s also absolutely wonderful with shrimp swapped out for chicken.

5 Comments

  1. Posted February 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM | Permalink

    I adore this dish as well, especially having an excuse to open a bottle of wine.

  2. Posted February 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM | Permalink

    This is right up my alley! It looks delicious and I’m always in favor or quick and easy meals.

  3. Posted February 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    This looks so good and I think a heaping plate of pasta is on the menu tonight!

  4. Posted February 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM | Permalink

    This pasta looks delish!!!!

  5. Posted March 28, 2012 at 6:14 PM | Permalink

    This looks wonderful! I’m bookmarking it to try soon!!

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