Baked Bow Tie pasta and Chicken

I’m always trying to find a new recipe for a great pasta dish. Pasta is a great source of protein for athletes that need to feul up the night before a big game. Also awesome to eat at least 3-4 hours before a game. Since my house is full of athletes I try to think of new ways to amp up my dishes so they don’t get boring. I don’t know about you but I hate cooking the same crap over and over again. I’d rather not cook if I have to do that.

I like to keep my family guessing and see their expressions when they take that first bite. I truly get offended if they don’t say how much they like it…no pressure though! LOL

For me a meal is much more than a meal, its an event and it brings my family together. Nothing better than a feel good meal that will put everyone in a really good mood and forget about anything  that may have made you upset during the day. Sometimes with my kids schedules it is impossible to sit down and all it at the same time. But at least 5 times a week, we make that happen. My time with them will not always be at my finger tips so I take advantage of the time I have now.

Okay lets dig into this delicious dish. Grab your ingredients and watch the video below.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 1 box of bow tie pasta
  • 3 tbsp garlic goat cheese
  • 1 can of alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 4-6 chicken breasts

Start with butter and sauté one onion, whisk in flour until smooth. Add  milk, chicken broth. Next add goat cheese and keep stirring until it is completely melted, alfredo sauce and spinach.

Add bow tie pasta after it is cooked and water is drained. Sprinkle mozzarella and place dish in oven on broil for 3-4 minutes. Cheese will be dark golden and a beautiful crust will form.

If you want to add chicken for that extra protein, all you need to do is season it and bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.

Now the way that I like to serve this dish is by slicing the dish and taking out one scoop. Once you do that you will see all the yummy liquid. place the chicken in there and flip it once, then put the chicken on your plate and top it with the baked bow tie pasta.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe and let will share your reactions with me.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I am honored!

~Bella Donna~

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