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Chicken-Pesto Cavatappi with Parmesan

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4 servings

Put together an easy weeknight entrée with our recipe for Chicken-Pesto Cavatappi. The creamy sauce will warm the cockles of your heart.

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  • Cook chicken and mushrooms in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 6 to 7 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.
  • Mix cream cheese spread, milk and pesto sauce until blended. Add to skillet; cook and stir 2 min. or until heated through.
  • Stir in pasta and tomatoes; top with Parmesan.

Special Equipment Needed


Substitute oil-packed sun-dried tomato strips for the tomatoes.

Prefer a Thinner Consistency?

Add up to 4 Tbsp. broth or milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired thickness is achieved.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 370
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe was very good I did add some milk to make it less thick and added more pasta. This recipe was very good I did add some milk to make it less thick and added more pasta. I give it a thumbs up!
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make and tasted delicious My kids loved it and I thought it was great. I added a tablespoon or two of extra pesto to the sauce. Otherwise, it was excellent. Will definitely make again!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick, easy and delicious! Quick, easy and delicious!!! I added some minced garlic when cooking the chicken and mushrooms!! YUMMY! My husband loved it too!
Date published: 2013-03-26
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