May 5, 2015

Dressed Up Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

There are days when you think you are going to make something that requires a fair amount of chopping and preparation... and, then you get home and realize that's just not going to happen. No amount of perseverance will allow it to happen. On those nights, it's ok to use a convenience item to make dinner happen.

When I pull a jar of sauce out of my pantry, I like to add a few things to it to amp up the flavor and veggie factor for that night's dinner.  I recently found a few Classico sauces on sale when shopping at Target. One that we had enjoyed previously was their Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo and it's available again.

I had a number of items in the fridge that allowed me to make this a quick and easy dinner. Chicken breasts, sun-dried tomatoes, diced tomatoes and spinach.

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Not only is this a colorful way to serve dinner, it's also go those added veggies and chicken to make it satisfying. Thrown together in less than 30 minutes and filled with tasty veggies - that might otherwise have ended up not used - and you've got a great weeknight meal!

Even my son who is not a fan of pasta loved this one! Sometimes it's ok to use a convenience product... but, don't rely on it to be the sole provider of flavor. Take a look in the fridge, freezer and pantry to see what goodies you can add to make it a fully satisfying meal. Your family will thank you for taking the time  to do it!

Dressed Up Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce with Pasta

  • 1/2 pound farfalle pasta (bow-ties)
  • 1 jar Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, drained if packed in oil
  • 3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large non-stick skillet. Once hot, add the sliced chicken and cook until browned - about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add sun-dried tomatoes and diced tomatoes to the skillet and allow to cook until about 3-5 minutes.

  4. Add pasta and spinach to the skillet and stir to combine and cook until heated through.

This is not a sponsored post, I just happen to like this product and am sharing it for that reason. No compensation has been involved.

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