Cheese and Garlic Rotini With Grilled Chicken

Cheese and Garlic Rotini With Grilled Chicken

3.7 of 5 (74)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 330.2
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.6 mg
  • Sodium: 117.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Cheese and Garlic Rotini With Grilled Chicken calories by ingredient


Introduction

A creamy garlic cheese sauce served over rotini and grilled chicken. A creamy garlic cheese sauce served over rotini and grilled chicken.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tsp olive oil
    4 cloves garlic (minced)
    4 tbsp basil
    4 oz fat free cream cheese
    1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
    1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    2 oz white wine (optional)
    1/2 cup water
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

In a medium sauce pan cook minced garlic and basil in olive oil for about 30 seconds.
Reduce heat.
Add cottage cheese, cream cheese, and Parmesan.
Cook on medium/low heat, stirring often, for approx. 5 minutes or until sauce is smooth.
Add wine and water.
Cook on low for 2 - 3 minutes until sauce thickens.
Cut each chicken breast in half.
Grill and season with pepper and garlic powder or as desired.
Follow the cooking directions on the box for the rotini.
Serve garlic sauce over rotini with grilled chicken on the side and enjoy!


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLISSFUL_DREAMS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    BEWARE!!! The calorie content is WRONG! Its only for the sauce! Once i added the pasta and chicken in to my calorie counter app, it took the cals to over 800! Notice the pasta isn't listed in the ingre. Just in the directions? Otherwise it was good, just no low in cals like you're lead to believe. - 4/9/11


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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I can tell that I'll llike this from the recipe ingredients.
    Put fresh basil leaves together,roll up into a log and slice thinly to make ribbons,called a chefanade.Always add fresh herbs at the end of the cooking,dry herbs in the beggining.I also like a little cayenne pepper in the sauce..Chef Jim
    - 7/13/08


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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    If you click on "View full nutritional breakdown" above, it does show that 180 calories are alloted for the pasta (2 oz.) and 50 calories are alloted to the chicken (2 oz.) Whether that would be enough to be satisfying is debatable, but the calorie count does include the pasta and the chicken. - 4/19/12


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The recipe doesn't specify if the basil is DRIED or FRESH. This makes a huge difference in the flavor! I'm guessing from the quantity that it should be fresh basil. - 7/14/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nutritional value for sauce alone with college inn fat free chicken broth substituted for white wine is 97 cal. 3.8 gram fat 3.6gram carb and 10.3 gram protein. lessened basil to 2 tablespoons - 10/31/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked the chicken with fresh spinach and mushrooms and mixed it in with the pasta! But I must say, the sauce was WONDERFUL, my husband definitely wants this again! - 7/19/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely loved this healthy meal! i added just 1tsp of basil since i read others didn't like it. i'm eating it as i type. i added spinach to the sauce and made a piece of garlic bread. yummo! - 7/21/08


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    I'm saving this to try. - 6/11/21


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    thanks for sharing - 5/23/21


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/18/21


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    Very Good
    Very good! - 2/15/21


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    yummy - 1/11/21


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    Good
    Flavorful recipe. - 11/10/20


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    Incredible!
    Tasty and not a lot of sodium - 8/25/20


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    Very Good
    tasty - 7/22/20


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    Why hasnít the calorie count been corrected? - 7/22/20


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    Very Good
    very tasty - 6/10/20


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    This tasted fine. Good for days when I don't want a tomato sauce. - 12/29/19


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    Good - 10/14/19


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    thank you - 6/26/19


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    yummy - 4/18/19


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    thanks - 1/22/19


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    I put this on zucchini noodles and it was fabulous - 1/21/19


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    Incredible!
    This is really good. Hubby & I really loved it. - 11/14/18


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    Sounds very tasty. Will keep and try. Thanks. - 9/24/18


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    Absolutely great - 10/2/17


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    Check out the "full nutritional breakdown" at the bottom of the recipe. Rotini is 180 calls. And all the ingredients total 330 cals - 6/19/17


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    This was an awesome sauce. I used neufchatel cheese instead of FF cream cheese and I added some frozen spinach and artichoke hearts and removed the basil, so I can't comment on the recipe as written, but the sauce ended up as a nice, creamy alternative to bechamel or alfredo. - 11/3/15


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    O.K.
    This just didn't turn out well for me. We modified it a bit tho, so it may have been our fault... - 9/19/11


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I couldn't find how much rotini to cook - 7/2/11


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    Very Good
    Cooked this in the oven at 450 for 1h10m. I left out the water when mixing ingredients, but did add some to the pan just to keep the chicken moist, though probably <1.5 cups. When it came out the sauce was still very thin. Still delicious though! Will probably make again. - 6/4/11


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    Very Good
    it's good! but unfortunately, when I try to add it to my meal plan, it comes up with nutritional information for Wendy's Salsa!!! ?? - 5/9/11


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    Incredible!
    I love this recipe. I've made it for 3 different people and they all loved it too. I did cut back on the basil the 2nd time because the basil is really strong! - 3/21/11


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    Good
    My boyfriend and I liked this dish. I used whole wheat rotini, and luckily perdue now makes roasted garlic in white wine individually wrapped chicken breasts. It was a nice addition, and I served it with Campbell's tomato soup as a side.

    Will make again :)
    - 9/28/10


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    Very Good
    Made this last night and doubled the recipe for friends visiting. I did not use the water like many others and I added red pepper flakes as suggested by some and it was just the punch it needed. I also added steamed mushrooms, fresh basil, red bell peppers, and zucchini. Great with bread too! - 7/21/10


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    Very Good
    Thank you for providing this recipe! The only change I will do is to not use as much water (probably 1/4 cup) as we (husband and I) prefer a thicker sauce. Thanks again! - 5/21/10


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    Very Good
    Very good & really easy - I cut up chicken and grilled with garlic and pepper in skillet. Also added frozen veggies to leftovers for lunch the next day - 5/4/10


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    Very Good
    This dinner was awesome!!! I added some crushed red peppers and it had a nice spice to it. The only thing I didnt like was that they dont tell you how much pasta to cook. But it was yummy and my husband actually thought it was an alfredo sauce. Will def make again... - 4/23/10


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    Incredible!
    I made this tonight for pasta dinner night. I doubled the recipe and there was 8 of us. It was an amazing meal. everyone loved it. I only used 1 tbsp of basil. We all decided that next time we will add veges to make it even better. Thank you - 10/28/09


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    Incredible!
    I don't understand how anyone could rate this less than a 5. Its INCREDIBLY easy to make and absolutely delicious. I would have to say, if you think its dry or lacking, then you made it wrong. If you don't like an herb, don't make something that uses it... - 7/14/09


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    Good
    I made this without the wine and it wasn't that bad. A little too cheesy and the cottage cheese was pretty prominent. Overall it was good. - 5/12/09


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    Incredible!
    This was delicious - I used 2tsp basil (dried) and 1tsp minced garlic. I also used Barilla Penne plus instead of rotini. - 4/19/09


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    Very Good
    I liked this well enough. I added mushrooms, and instead of basil I did 1tbsp parsley, 1tsp paprika, and 1 tsp garlic powder. I served it over whole grain pasta!

    I like it, but because of the calorie count, I won't be making it very ofthen.
    - 2/23/09


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    Very Good
    I made a few adjustments to this recipe. We added more cream cheese, milk, broccoli. We used a cup of penne rigate, mixed everything together. It was good, but bland. I added cajun seasoning to help. Next time we won't use so much basil. - 11/4/08


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    Very Good
    I added mushrooms to the sauce, and some milk (after reading the reviews that said it was dry), which means it took longer to thicken, but was quite creamy. I also cut up the chicken into really small pieces and tossed it in with the pasta when served. It reheats well for work-time lunches. - 8/18/08


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    Bad
    My family and I didnt enjoy this dish at all. The sauce was not to our liking. I agree, it was very dry. I will not make this dish again. - 8/11/08


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this!!! Will make again! - 8/5/08


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    Very Good
    My roommate and I both really liked it. I only used 2 tsp of basil, although I think it probably would have been fine with a little more. - 7/31/08


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    Incredible!
    Man, this sounds wonderful! and since there is so much fiber I can forgive the calorie count. I'm surprised at so little fat also. Can't wait to try it! - 7/31/08


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    O.K.
    Sauce was a little thick and a little bland. Not planning on making the sauce again. - 7/30/08


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    0 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I'm vegan so this would not be good. - 7/30/08


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    Very Good
    this was excellent! I will definitely make it again. - 7/29/08


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    Very Good
    I really enjoyed this...I also used less basil and added more garlic and pepper. - 7/26/08


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    I just made this and thought there was way to much basil in it. I used dried basil, the next time I make this i will only add 1 1/2 tablespoons. To get the cottage cheese broken up I used a wisk and continued to wisk it until the cheese broke down. Needed more spices though. - 7/25/08


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    The sauce had great flavor but an odd texture. Probably from the cottage cheese. - 7/23/08


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    I made this with 2 tsp of dried basil and it was perfect. Very filling. - 7/19/08


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    Loved the basil but the cheese sauce was too strong. - 7/19/08


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    O.K.
    I might try making this again with far less basil (I used 2 tbsp of fresh basil paste) and leave out the optional white wine. I also could not figure out how to get the sauce smooth. I also added mushrooms and they compliment the sauce nicely. - 7/18/08


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    This was delicious!!!! My friend cooked this for 4 of us and we still had tons of left overs! - 7/18/08


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    Yum! - 7/18/08


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    I cut the basil and half . My husabnd and I both loved the dish. It was so easy and quick to make. - 7/16/08


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    O.K.
    Not to my liking. - 7/16/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a good meal to cook for dinner I love cheese. I am going to make this tonight. - 7/16/08


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    Incredible!
    DELICIOUS!!!!! - 7/15/08


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    I used whole wheat pasta - 7/15/08


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    Incredible!
    yummy - 7/14/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think I will try adding some fresh veggies from my garden--zucchini and bell pepper, plus use some mushrooms and fresh basil. It sounds great! - 7/14/08


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm! I'm always looking for a healthy alternative to the alfredo sauce my BF loves! I believe this will be on the menu next week, with the exception of substituting some sort of seafood for him! This sounds great with the chicken for me! Thank you! - 7/13/08


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    Good
    This was easy to prepare and tasty, even though my husband refused to try it. I added cooked broccoli florets and cut-up chicken to the sauce, used Italian seasoning instead of basil and less garlic. - 7/13/08


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    This sounds really good, but it's hard cooking for one person especially when you don't have a lot of freezer room to store a lot of extras. I would love 1 or 2 meal items. Thanls - 7/13/08


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    Sounds good, but I would try to make a vegetarian version, sans chicken. - 7/13/08


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    Very Good
    sounds good! - 7/13/08


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    This was quite good, and moist - 7/13/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    mmmm sounds soooo good! going to try this soon! - 7/13/08


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will make this sometimes this week - 7/13/08


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    Very Good
    I'm making this tonite w/the roasted veggies instead of the pasta. Sounds great! - 7/13/08


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    I am assuming that the basil is fresh because of the amount.
    Will try this with a few twists (rotini are twisty pasta)
    - 7/13/08


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    Very Good
    I cut the basil down to half, and added mushrooms. Really good recipe- Thanks! - 7/13/08


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    Very Good
    i think you need to add the rotini calories when eating this meal... Sounds like a great pasta recipe! will definitely try it. - 7/13/08


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    Incredible!
    I can tell I'm going to like this and so will my daughter. Add a mixed vegetable on the side and some fruit for dessert, what a great satisfying meal this will be! - 7/13/08


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    Incredible!
    This is my kind of food. sounds great! I would serve this to guests with a green salad or even a Caesar salad. - 7/13/08


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    sounds like a recipe my family will like. - 7/13/08


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    Incredible!
    Have not made this yet, but plan to asap. Sounds wonderful! - 7/13/08


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    Sounds good going to try it tonight - 7/13/08


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    Good
    Since I don't care for basil, I used about 2 t. Italian seasoning and some chopped fresh rosemary. Also aded mushrooms to the sauce and used whole grain pasta. - 7/13/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious - 7/13/08


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    sounds delicious anything with cheese is good in my book!! - 7/13/08


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    I am sure the 4 tbsp of basil is a typo, unless it calls for fresh basil? I'm going to give it a try with fresh basil, only 2 tbsp though.....substitute chicken stock for the wine and water and add salt and pepper - 7/13/08


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    Rotini is a spiral pasta; can't recall what the equivelent was when we lived in London. The recipe doesn't specify whether the basil is dried or fresh; I suspect dried because of the amount. I would halve that to soften the flavor... - 7/13/08


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    Ok guys, I'm in the UK...What are rotini?? - 7/13/08


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    If you check the Ingredient Detail (under nutrition info), it show 8 oz of rotini was used in the calculation. - 5/22/08


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    O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like it all that well - 4/25/08


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    Very Good
    My family and I really liked this dish. It does need a little more spice though. I would suggest pepper. - 3/27/08


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    Very Good
    My family and I loved the flavor. You do need to LOVE basil for this recipe so if you don't lower how much is used. Me personally I loved the zest and zing of it. If you let sit at all while finishing up dinner it dries up a bit but still tasty, serve immediately. - 2/11/08


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    Good
    I thought it was OK. It was a little on the dry side. I didn't hate it but I don't think it'll be on my rush to make again - 1/25/08


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    Incredible!
    AWESOME!! MY ENTIRE FAMILY LOVED THIS.WILL BE MAKING AGAIN - 7/22/07


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    Good
    I liked this one, but there was way too much basil in it, only used 2Tbsp Basil & I still thought it was too much. - 7/1/07


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    Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. Too much basil for me. I didn't have fresh parmesan, so I think it would have been better with fresh. I'm going to play with it a little because I love creamy sauces over pasta! - 4/9/07


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    O.K.
    we tried this recipe yesterday. it was ok, but not a keeper for me. we added mushrooms and red & green peppers since there were no veges in the recipe, but again, it was ok. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't to our taste. sorry. - 3/19/07


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    Very Good
    Everyone in my house loved this. I added mushrooms and onions to the sauce also. I used only 2tbsp of basil. I will make this again. Delicious! - 3/19/07