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Colorful Chicken-and-Bacon Pasta Mozzarella Bread and Red Grapes

Recipe selected from the eMeals Kid-Friendly Family Plan.


Colorful Chicken-and-Bacon Pasta

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp Montreal chicken seasoning (or use Italian seasoning)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups packed baby spinach
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain, reserving 1 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Coarsely crumble bacon.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook in hot drippings over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add tomatoes, carrots, and garlic to skillet; cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  4. Stir in spinach until wilted. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Stir in hot cooked pasta, chicken, and bacon. Season with more salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.

Mozzarella Bread and Red Grapes

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 (11.75-oz) loaf frozen mozzarella garlic bread
  • ½ lb seedless red grapes, chilled

Instructions

  1. Bake bread according to package directions; thinly slice to serve alongside pasta.

Time

Clock
20mPrep
25mCook
45mTotal