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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 520.3
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.8 mg
  • Sodium: 203.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 37.0 g

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Tuscan Chicken Milano

Submitted by: 2BFREE2LIVE
Tuscan Chicken Milano

Introduction

This is my healthy version of Pasta Milano from an Italian chain restaurant. I use low-fat half and half to give the sauce a velvety texture. This is my healthy version of Pasta Milano from an Italian chain restaurant. I use low-fat half and half to give the sauce a velvety texture.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 cup chicken broth
    1 head garlic(10 cloves) peeled
    3 cups whole-wheat bow-tie pasta
    1 1/4 pounds (20 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 package (10 ounces) sliced mushrooms
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    2 cups low-fat half-and-half
    1/2 cup diced, drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
    2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat grill or broiler. In small saucepan over high heat, bring broth and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and let simmer until garlic is softened.

2. Meanwhile, prepare bow-tie pasta according to package directions and drain. Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally to form two thin cutlets from each one. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Grill or broil chicken until cooked through and juices run clear. Let sit 2 minutes to allow juices to redistribute, then slice diagonally.

3. In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook mushrooms in olive oil for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually add flour, stirring until mixture resembles a paste. Slowly whisk in half-and-half and broth; cook until mixture thickens. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan, chicken and pasta. Heat through, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Enjoy!!






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  • Incredible!
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    520 calories is still a lot, so I changed it up to lower fat and calories. I used olive oil cooking spray to sauté the mushrooms, onions and garlic (skipped simmering garlic in stock) used whole wheat flour and pasta, dry packed sun dried tomatoes, and evaporated skim milk instead of half and half. - 1/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh tomatoes instead of in oil. I cubed them and cooked them with mushrooms. I made a second dish without tomatoes for me and used half 1/2 and 1/2 and milk for the other half and less oil and figured it out at 7 servings at 306 calories. It was excellent and I will definately do it again - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was excellent! I used fat free half & half, 1 TBS of olive oil and sun dried tomatoes without oil and we loved it!. - 1/2/10

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  • 13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This does sound great. Use this as a guide. Make it to fit your dietary needs. If SP approved it don't chastise the person who submitted it. Everyone's caloric and fat intake are different on SP remember. I will try it with my own spin. Great job. - 1/1/10

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    For those curious about the original recipe, I used to work at Macaroni Grill. Pasta Milano: Lunch (890 cal/47 g fat/10 g fiber/81 g carbs) ww pnts: 21 Pasta Milano: Dinner
    (1080 cal/55 g fat/13 g fiber/106 g carbs) ww pnts: 25.5. This recipe is healthier than the original. - 3/4/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Sounds incredible! I'm not fond of the reduced fat half-and half; I think I will try this with non-fat evaporated milk. - 11/4/09

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Going into my favorites to try. I never us a recipe "exactly". They're always a point of reference/suggestion. I'll substitute skim milk, which I alway have on hand, and try the sun dried 'maters not in oil, but didn't see any "unhealthy" ingredients. Great job!! - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe - I add more garlic though, will definitely make it again. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. The family wants to see it on the table again! In stead of using olive oil, I used the oil from my sun dried tomatoes and added Mrs. Dash tomato basil and garlic YUM - 6/26/10

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Not much flavor. It needed a lot of help. I added a can of artichoke hearts, a little red wine, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, some crushed red pepper flakes, & fresh basil and parsley. - 3/5/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good calories seem off on this calculation though...I did it with the ingredients I used and it was 318 a serving...I used fat free half and half, more cheese, and did 7 servings instead of 6. - 1/10/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think replacing the half and half with skim milk and flour combo would greatly reduce the calories without affecting the taste or creamy texture. This sounds like an amazing dish though - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is an amazing dish! The family loved it! - 11/4/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I am a little skeptical. I do like the sodium content but not the fat or the calorie content.
    I don't see any reason for buying the tomatoes in oil. doubt I will do that but I probably will make this at least once - 3/4/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. - 11/17/09

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  • 2 of 15 people found this review helpful
    too much fat! Can you find something to replace the half and half? less oil for the mushrooms? Maybe cornstarch for thickening? - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds good but still a little high on calories for my liking - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love chicken and this sounds so yummy I'm adding it to my favourites. Looking forward to trying it. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks amazing! It's got all my favorites; garlic, sundried tomatoes, pasta, and cheese! I'll definitely try this recipe in the near future. - 11/3/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe....family loved it!! I think I would double the sauce part next time I make it though. Definitely awesome!!! - 3/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm tweaking this recipe to my own tastes, which includes just a tad more spice, but all in all, a good twist on a hi-fat restaurant meal! - 3/4/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, Love it, simply delicious version - 3/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this pasta dish - 3/5/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    520 calories per serving does not sound like diet food to me. I'd hate to see the calorie count on the original dish. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing. I usually don't have half and half on hand but always have cans evaporated milk so that's what I used. I used Barilla Plus pasta. I'm going use this same method to tweak Guy Fieri's Cajun Chicken Alfredo. - 1/3/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Has some really great ingredients, but I do agree w/ the comments about the fat content. I'll try w/ less oil, it should still work fine. - 11/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A little higher in calories that I would have thought. Could it also be made with Fat Free Evaporated Milk? Looks really good! - 11/4/09

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  • Can't remember when my husband has raved about a new menu I've tried. Definitely will be a favorite from now on! - 3/14/13

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  • Definitely not a recipe for us. It was extremely bland. I tried to add to make it more flavorful but couldn't make it work (I'm not a great cook, but ok). I NEVER through leftovers out, but I did with this because it wouldn't get eaten. - 3/7/13

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  • made for dinner tonight used low-fat 2% evaperated milk instead of the 1\2 &1\2 25 cal. per 2T. instead of 60 cal. per 5.33 T it was very good, even my picky eater liked it he does'nt like "diet" foods ha! ha! I fooled him - 3/6/13

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  • east to do, very tasty

    change to brown rice noodle, didn t chicken breat so use extra lean ground chicken. - 3/6/13

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  • Sounds wonderful but a little too high calorie for me even though it has lots less than the original version. - 3/4/13

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  • Sounds great, dinner tomorrow night. - 3/4/13

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  • for some of us "half and half" means nothing. Please explain what the ingredients are. - 3/4/13

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  • will consider this 500+ calories when is time for me go have a gain weight treat. - 3/4/13

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  • Pretty good. - 1/16/13

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  • I would be lying to say that I liked the recipe. But both my husband and mother-in-law went back for seconds. Which my husband was joking about wanting to eat enough poison mushrooms that he did not just get sick. My mother-in-law does not like anything so that is amazing. - 10/19/12

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  • We really liked this! Substituted whole wheat pasta for the bow ties and used fat free half and half and 1% milk for the low fat half and half. I think I might add some spinach next time. Rich tasting and filling! - 6/27/12

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  • I made this last night for dinner, I didn't have the mushrooms or sun dried tomatoes but it was still great; the family loved it. - 3/16/12

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  • This tasted good, although I had a hard time with making it. The broth dried up and I had to use more, and it doesn't say what to do with the garlic after it is softened. I will try it again, and maybe make some of the changes suggested by others. Thank you for the recipe! - 3/12/12

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  • This tasted good, although I had a hard time with making it. The broth dried up and I had to use more, and it doesn't say what to do with the garlic after it is softened. I will try it again, and maybe make some of the changes suggested by others. Thank you for the recipe! - 3/12/12

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  • We really liked it! It's a little complicated, but it turned out well and it makes a lot of food. - 3/9/12

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  • Delicious! I used wholewheat penne pasta instead of normal pasta, and added a tablespoon of philly light to the sauce to add a creamier flavour. Makes loads, and is a great lunchbox meal as it's delicious both hot and cold! - 3/5/12

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  • This is a favorite at our house. - 3/4/12

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  • I enjoyed this added salt tho--(oh no) - 3/4/12

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  • What do you do with the garlic and broth? - 3/4/12

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  • Love the idea of this dish. Like the suggestions for improving it more. Will try with reduced sodium broth,for my husbands high blood pressure and get back to you. :-) sounds yummy. - 3/2/12

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  • I made mine with 1 tbs olive oil, fat free half and half and fresh grape tomatoes rather than sundried. This brought it down to 320 calories. It was awesome! Thank you for the great recipe! - 2/17/12

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  • needed a little more "something". I was worried about using all the garlic, but boiling took away a lot of flavor so it needed more. Maybe a little red pepper flake would be good, but the family still loved it. Turkey sausage sounds like a good substitute for the chicken too. - 1/11/12

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  • Great meal! - 11/15/11

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  • Awesome and easy to make. - 11/15/11

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  • I like the idea of using fat free half and half as well as the tomatos not in oil. Think I may try tonight with Chef Meg's Oven roased tomatos. - 11/15/11

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  • I did enjoy this as did my hubby. I did find it that the pasta ate up the sauce, but it was still good. I like sundried tomatoes and used a little red wine in the mushrooms when I sauteed them. - 11/14/11

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  • This sounds great - can't wait to try it! - 11/13/11

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  • Not sure how a food with over 500 calories, 52 carbs, 15 fat grams, and over 50 g of cholesestrol can be called HEALTHY! - 11/12/11

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  • I have heard that you should use only grapeseed or canola oil when using high heat. - 11/12/11

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  • This would be tough for me to work into my total calories for the day as I would need "something" to go with it, and at 1250 calories per day, over 500 just for the entree would be a bit chunk. Sound good of course, but not for me. - 11/12/11

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  • One serving of this is nearly half my daily calorie allotment. Sounds yummy but I think I will pass. - 11/12/11

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  • Made this one a while ago and was adding it to my recipe book at home. It was so good. Rich but the sundried tomatoes added a bit of sweetness. High in calories but worth the splurge. Will make it again soon. Was much better than it sounded. - 10/1/11

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  • Really good! Husband even like it! - 9/11/11

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  • It was amazing, me and my best friend cook this all the time for families - 7/30/11

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  • This was very good, but I wanted MORE veggies so next time I'll be adding some spinach, broccoli, etc. Great stuff! - 5/20/11

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  • WONDERFUL!!!! One of my new favorites! - 4/22/11

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  • Very tasty and easy to make. The calorie count is a little high, but compared to the restaurant dish I am sure it is much lower. I didn't modify the recipe for this first attempt, but plan to "make it my own" next time. Several comments had good suggestions for modifications. Will make it again. - 4/21/11

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  • I found it bland so I added some spices and it turned out very good! - 4/20/11

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  • Really good but it's not at all good for you. Of course things taste better with half-and-half and cheese. Lol. I probably wouldn't make it again if I wanted to stay within my diet but it was tasty. Just not THAT good. - 4/16/11

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  • I loved this recipe. I could not find lowfat whipping cream. I just reduced the amount I used and added some whole wheat bread crumbs. I also added some fresh spinach. It was delicious. :-) - 4/7/11

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  • Loved It - 3/30/11

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  • Yummy - 3/30/11

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  • This was absolutely delicious. A little too delicious if you know what I mean! - 3/28/11

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  • Excellent, my family and I love it and I've shared with even non Sparkers! Just had leftovers! - 3/25/11

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  • Disappointing. It was pretty bland. - 3/22/11

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  • Very good. Even my very picky 3 year old asked for more. Now that I have made it the first time I know where I can make some tweeks to make it even healthier. :o) - 3/20/11

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  • This sounds great!!! I'm going to try it this weekend. - 3/9/11

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  • Had only regular half and half, so I used 1 c Half and half and 1 c skim milk. I also used (dry packed) "Sun Dried Tomatoes", and added 2 tbs of Capers for that extra punch to send this recipe over the top in taste. Oldest said that this is another meal he wants made again. - 3/4/11

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  • Sounds good, but I'd try to make it with less colories. - 3/4/11

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  • this sounds fabulous - 3/4/11

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  • Very Good.... - 3/4/11

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  • wow! sounds great! I love Macaroni Grill. I'll try making it this week :) - 3/4/11

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  • Sounds Delish! - 3/4/11

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  • uses my home dried tomatos. I think I will try it using the jar of artichokes and some of the fat lowering tips suggested above 500+ cal really is too high for us, even with a combined entree like this (protein+ starch). - 3/4/11

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  • I was surprised that my husband loves this . asked for more and he is not that way at all . to ask for more . grandkids where not home and liked the leftovers . - 3/4/11

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  • sounds wonderful but a little too high in calories for me to want to make this. - 3/4/11

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  • Sounds yummy! I plan to make it tonight. Thanks! - 3/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    halve the portion and it's much more appropriate serving size - 3/4/11

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  • Sounds wonderful ! I'm going to try it. I love Macaroni Grill! - 3/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds incredible! - 3/4/11

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  • I added low-salt tomato paste, and lite-grated cheese, for our tastes. Nice way to use skinless chicken. - 3/4/11

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  • I loved this! It was amazing! - 1/24/11

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  • Really good. Made a huge amount, and I will add the tomatoes earlier to develop the flavor better. - 1/23/11

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  • Whole family loved this. Thanks! - 1/20/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Someone said it didn't have much flavour - well I could have told her that and saved her the bother of preparing it! Of COURSE it's got no flavour - it contains hardly any FAT!!

    One day, folks here'll realise that Fat Free = Flavour Free!

    52g fat and 16g carbs and it would have been YUMMY! - 1/5/11

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  • This is pretty good! It is a little bland though so I would add a few of your favorite spices for some flavor! - 12/14/10

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  • Made this for dinner last night was wonderfu,l kids loved it and so did hubby. Will make it again, not a difficult as you think. Used 1% milk instead of cream tasty and delicious!! - 9/16/10

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  • Wonderful!! Even my family who hates mushrooms and sun dried tomatos loves this dish! Gladly eating leftovers today for lunch! - 9/14/10

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  • great dinner! Full of flavor. My husband loved it and he is not a big fan of this at macaroni grill, but he loved this one!! - 9/5/10

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  • Yum! - 7/25/10

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  • This was excellent. I made it tonight and not only did I enjoy it but so did my teenage son and his friend that was here tonight.
    I used 1 cup fat free half and half and 1 cup skim milk. - 6/10/10

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  • Was so good!!!!! - 5/14/10

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  • This receipe was awesome. It tasted healthy. My four year old LOVED it, and I quote "not only does it taste delicious, it smells great too Mommy". I also used sun dried tomatoes NOT packed in anything. - 4/28/10

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