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spinach & mushroom mascarpone pasta with chicken

Spinach & Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta with Chicken a sinfully delicious chicken dinner.

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spinach mushroom mascarpone pasta

How many of you are still going with your resolutions or goals? I made kitchen goals and I’m still slowly working through them. I have a whole year ;) but as far as resolutions..meh. It’s hard to give up anything food related when you love food so much, ya know? I guess I could’ve made a resolution to exercise more but honestly, I hate running. I can’t run for more than 20 minutes without sounding like a dying whale. Yeah, totally unattractive.

Anyway, I was going through my fridge, trying to figure out what to make for dinner and I came up with what you see above. I’d like to think it’s pretty healthy. Ya know, with the chicken, onions, spinach, and mushrooms. Oh, did I mention the entire 8 oz. tub of mascarpone cheese? Yeahhhhhhhh….I tried to make this healthy. I just can’t resist a creamy pasta sauce. They’re my favorite type of sauces and I just had to make this sinful :) I love the consistency of the mascarpone cheese in this with the veggies. It’s a well-rounded meal that’s easy enough to make for a busy weeknight.

OH-TAY, I’m off to nurse my neck. I woke up this morning and couldn’t move it to the right. And now as I’m typing this, I have my head tilted to the left because apparently holding my head up straight irritates the nerve too. Gah, this is the worst feeling. Don’t you hate when that happens?! It’s like, “what am I doing in my sleep? How am I contorting my neck in such a way that it’s unmovable in the morning?!” Maybe stuffing my face with this pasta will take my mind off the pain..

spinach & mushroom mascarpone pasta with chicken
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Recipe type: Main Entree, Pasta
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups dried pasta, any shape
  • 4 chicken tenderloins, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms
  • 1 bag of fresh, pre-washed spinach
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, bring water to boil, season water with salt, and add in your pasta.
  2. In a skillet, saute the chicken with some vegetable oil on medium high heat until sides are browned and chicken is cooked through. Set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute the onions and mushrooms until tender. Add the chicken back into the skillet and add in the spinach as well. When it has wilted down, add the mascarpone cheese, stir until melted and well combined.
  4. Your pasta should be done at this point, or close to being done. Drain the pasta well and add it to the skillet. Stir to coat the pasta in the cream sauce.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

17 COMMENTS

  1. 01/12/2012 at 9:23 am

    This sounds divine! I may try subbing out half of the mascarpone cheese with greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit. I’ll let you know how that turns out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 01/12/2012 at 10:49 am

    Marscapone is what I imagine heaven to be made of. That stuff is unreal. I try not to buy it too often because it’s worse than nut butters…I’m constantly opening the fridge to swipe my finger in it for a taste. Soooo good :)

  3. 01/12/2012 at 10:55 am

    I hope your neck feels better soon! This sounds delicious, I love mascarpone in savory dishes. YUM!

  4. 01/12/2012 at 11:01 am

    That right there is a WET DREAM for me.

    • 01/12/2012 at 11:02 am

      LOL, that just made me crack up in my office.

  5. 01/12/2012 at 11:16 am

    This looks SO delicious! Perfection. Hope your neck feels better soon!

  6. 01/12/2012 at 12:29 pm

    Hey there –

    Wanted to let you know I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Congrats! Check out my post to get the Liebster badge and pass the award on.

    -Valerie

  7. 01/12/2012 at 1:06 pm

    My boyfriend has introduced me to the joys of creamy pasta so we will have to give this one a go – I normally use creme fraiche when I’m making pasta but mascarpone sounds much more rich and decadent!

  8. 01/12/2012 at 2:28 pm

    LOVE macarpone! You really know how to make me drool all over my computer.

  9. 01/12/2012 at 9:57 pm

    Mmmmm looks delish!

  10. 01/12/2012 at 11:00 pm

    it sounds and looks amazing, the whole combination of mascarpone and mushroom really makes my mouth water

  11. 01/12/2012 at 11:28 pm

    This is my idea of a perfect dinner!! Love everything about it!

  12. 01/13/2012 at 2:09 am

    I love marscapone in pasta! It totally brings the pasta to a new level. Feel better :)

  13. Lindsay @ pinch of yum
    01/13/2012 at 8:02 am

    Love the mascarpone in there!

  14. 01/13/2012 at 8:05 am

    I will eat anything with mascarpone cheese in it!! This sounds divine!

  15. 01/16/2012 at 1:00 am

    Mmmmm… I’m sure mascarpone gave this a lovely texture.

  16. 01/18/2012 at 11:15 am

    YUM-O!

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