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I usually don’t call out “30-minute” recipes. Those weeknight meals so many publications and sites advertise. Most recipes take more than 30 minutes because there is prep time; chopping, assembling, and reading the recipe several times over!

But, I’ll call this one out. It can almost be done in the time you bring water to a boil and cook the pasta!

As perfect as this is for a family weeknight meal, it’s understood that some kids are picky. I was! No mushrooms for me! (I was well into adulthood before I’d even politely eat them when socially necessary, lol!) So make this recipe your own. Leave something out and add something else. Zucchini would be great, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, or spinach would all be delicious.

Thirty minutes everyone!!!!!

Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta

Make this tasty pasta dish in minutes for a great weeknight meal. Packed with roasted chicken, mushrooms and sweet peas.

 

Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta
Work Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This recipe is truly a 30-minute meal!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken mushroom pasta, easy dinner, fast dinner
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 538 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg (14-oz) Whole-wheat pasta
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb white button mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cups cooked rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen peas thawed
  • ½ cup (2 oz shredded) Parmigiano-Reggiano plus more for serving
  • 4 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, reduce heat to medium and sauté until softened and just starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add cream and simmer over high heat until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken, peas and cheese. Remove from heat; salt and pepper to taste. Toss with pasta and 2 tablespoons parsley. Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley. Serve with additional cheese on the side.
Recipe Notes

Make this recipe your own. Leave something out and add something else. Zucchini would be great, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, or spinach would all be delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 273mg 11%
Potassium 722mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 41.2%
Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 21.9%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe and Food Styling by Tara Bench
Original published in Ladies’ Home Journal January 2008
Photography Amy Kaylyn Sims
Prop Styling Barb Fritz

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