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Cavatappi Alfredo with Broccoli & Chicken

Who needs to go to an Italian restaurant when you can make your own delicious pasta right at home in just 20 minutes? This Cavatappi Alfredo with Broccoli & Chicken is creamy, cheesy, and easy to make!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz Cavatappi
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets cooked
  • 1 cup Chicken cooked
  • 1 cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk low fat
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the cavatappi according to package instructions.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the flour.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and then the milk, allowing it to thicken.
  • Stir in the spices and cheese, until melted.
  • Toss together the cavatappi, broccoli, chicken, and Alfredo sauce.
  • Garnish with more parmesan cheese and/or parsley, as desired.

Notes

  • I used 1% milk when I made this recipe, however any other type of milk may be substituted. Just avoid the heavy cream!
  • Grating a block of cheese yourself vs. purchasing pre-grated cheese will provide more flavor and melt easier!
  • This recipe makes just enough Alfredo sauce to perfectly coat your pasta. If you prefer a more saucy dish, consider decreasing the pasta to 8 ounces.
Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 6.Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 17gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 541mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 267mgIron: 1mg