Creamy Basil & Red Pepper Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.9
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.3 mg
  • Sodium: 618.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 35.9 g

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Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 25 min Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 25 min
Number of Servings: 4


    2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
    4 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup fat free milk
    1 jar (7 oz.) roasted red peppers, well drained
    1 tbsp fresh basil leaves
    4 tsp 100% grated parmesan cheese
    1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces


Cook pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, place cream cheese, milk, red peppers, basil and Parmesan cheese in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth; set aside.
Spray large skillet with cooking spray.
Add chicken; cook on medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in cream cheese mixture.
Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture in pan; stir gently until well blended

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JAPIENING.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I replaced the chicken with yellow and green squash, slightly sauteed. YUMMY. - 6/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    This was great stuff, everyone who has had it loves it, and can't believe how easy it is to make... - 2/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    This is really really good. I only had tofutti low/no fat cream cheese, and it worked great. Last summer I froze basil leaves in between paper towels in a container. These worked great. I also used whole wheat penne and some shells leftover. Adding to my list of favorites. Yum. - 2/23/12

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  • Very Good
    I used a multi grain pasta. Also threw in some minced garlic. We loved this. It is so easy and quick..Great dinner..Thanks - 6/28/11

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  • Very Good
    I have looked at, printed and saved several recipes, but this is the first one I have made. I took the advice of others and added some garlic, red peper flakes and cut up a few mushrooms. This was wonderful. Even my husband who automatically says anything good for you will be bad liked it. - 3/23/11

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