Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

 

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

 

When it comes to comfort food a pasta dish would have to be one of the top favorites. Eating pasta especially with a delicious creamy sauce not only satisfies the taste buds but makes one feels so good inside.

Good food can make one smile and instantly make anyone feel better. Well, at least that’s how I feel when I eat a delicious pasta dish.

 

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

 

That’s what I get when I make this dish which was inspired by an Italian restaurant we used to go to in Michigan. It’s a restaurant chain and sadly I cannot find one near us here in New Haven.

That means I finally need to make my own version. I also wanted to do something quick as the kids were already waiting for their food since it was lunchtime already.

Thankfully, this dish cooked pretty fast and got done in the time the pasta has cooked.

 

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

 

It’s always a good day when the kids finish their food and actually like what I made though I admit I allowed them to remove the mushrooms as it’s something they have never really fancied.

I choose my battles and forcing them to eat mushrooms is not one of those that I want to waste my energy on. Besides, that means more mushrooms for me and hubby! Enjoy!

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NOTES ON INGREDIENTS for Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce

  • Penne Pasta – you can use spaghetti or linguini if you like.
  • Olive Oil – or cooking oil of choice
  • Chicken breasts – this is preferred because it cooks faster but you may substitute thighs too. Simply adjust cooking time.
  • Garlic cloves – peeled.
  • Onion – chopped
  • Baby Portabella Mushrooms – washed and sliced
  • Salt and Pepper – adjust to taste
  • Half and half or whole Milk – use cream if you prefer a thicker version of the sauce.
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese – I used gorgonzola but you may use other types of blue cheese like stilton, etc. Simply adjust to taste.
  • Butter
  • Parmesan Cheese  – for cooking and some extra for serving
  • Dried Parsley or 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley – chopped

 

How to make Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions or until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan. Saute the chicken pieces until cooked about 3-4 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Add a little more oil into the pan. Saute the vegetables until tender and the mushrooms have released their juices. Transfer the cooked chicken to the pan. Stir everything.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook in low heat until the cheeses are fully melted and the sauce is quite creamy. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Gently mix the cooked pasta into the sauce. Serve immediately. Serve with more parmesan cheese, if desired.

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

By: Manila Spoon

April 15, 2015

FOR FULL RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS and to PRINT, SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW.

 

 

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce will make your taste buds sing.

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Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce

Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and delicious blue cheese sauce will make your taste buds sing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make blue cheese sauce, pasta with blue cheese sauce, Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Penne Pasta
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil, plus extra if needed
  • 2 Chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 8 oz pack baby Portabella Mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Half and half or whole Milk
  • ½ (up to 3/4 cup) crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan Cheese plus extra for serving
  • 2 tsp dried Parsley or 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions or until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan. Saute the chicken pieces until cooked about 3-4 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Add a little more oil into the pan. Saute the vegetables until tender and the mushrooms have released their juices. Transfer the cooked chicken to the pan. Stir everything.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook in low heat until the cheeses are fully melted and the sauce is quite creamy. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Gently mix the cooked pasta into the sauce. Serve immediately. Serve with more parmesan cheese, if desired.


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17 Comments

  1. April 16, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    You had me at blue cheese! 🙂 This is totally my kind of meal…pure comfort food!

  2. April 16, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Your pasta looks cooked to perfection and the sauce is so creamy! Some great flavor combinations here for sure, pinned!

  3. April 16, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I love pretty much anything with blue cheese, and I think my kids would love this as well – although they would be picking our the mushrooms too 🙂

  4. April 16, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    You have pasta, mushrooms and blue cheese – a trifecta of awesomeness! My husband would be the happiest man in the world if I served this for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. April 16, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I'm with you on pasta as the supreme comfort food. What I like about this dish is that it's a one-pot supper. Although my husband isn't a huge blue cheese fan, I love it and I think even he would enjoy it as a tangy addition to the sauce in this dish. If not, just more for me:)

  6. April 16, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    This is so creative with that sauce! My husband loves bleu cheese so I need to try this out soon!

  7. April 17, 2015 / 12:23 am

    Don't think you need the restaurant — your version looks amazing! Love the bleu cheese and mushrooms! Delish!

  8. April 17, 2015 / 12:24 am

    I'm all in favor with pasta with a blue cheese sauce! And with chicken and mushrooms? It sounds fantastic!

  9. April 17, 2015 / 8:26 am

    My husband and son are big fans of blue cheese! They would love this pasta!

  10. April 17, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I'm a complete pasta head. And blue cheese and portabellas? Well YEAH! 🙂

  11. April 18, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Yummy! Looks not only delicious, but quick and easy to make!

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