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Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Nothing makes me happier than one-pan dinners.

Oh well, except for, maybe cookie dough. Or long runs. Or Bruce Springsteen gigs. And let’s not forget naps – those make me super happy too.

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta


 

But I think you can see my point. What’s not to love about dinners this easy that you can have ready in like 30 minutes and without making a mess out of your kitchen

Ok – if you’re anything like me, you’ll make a mess anyway. I tend to leave a path of death and destuction (aka dirty dishes, eggshells and crumbs) everywhere I go. Even if I’m just making toast for myself, you bet I’ll destroy E V E R Y T H I N G.

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

 

But you’re likely normal, I guess. That means that it shouldn’t be painful for you to make these macaroni. 30 minutes of your precious time, 1 pan and a couple of ingredients and boom, dinner is served.

 

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A pretty delicious one, if I may say so myself. We’re talking about tender pieces of chicken and macaroni smothered in a super creamy and smoky red pepper tomato sauce. And then there’s goat cheese, which adds a salty kick and makes the thing even more delicious.

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

 

And then, yes, that’s lamb lettuce on top of the dish. I did not have any basil, so I thought it would do… But yeah, it looks dumb now, don’t mind me.

Anyway, back to the pasta. This is so darn good, guys. I’m not even a fan of pasta, but I loved this dish so much that I had it for lunch tow days in a row. It makes such mean leftovers too – bonus points for that.

Because who has time to cook everyday? Not me, for sure. I wish I did though, but most of the time I live on leftovers and oatmeal.

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

 

For the record, it’s not that mum doesn’t cook for me. She does, but I’m secretly the pickiest eater and won’t eat whatever she cooks… I mean, she doesn’t like honey, quinoa or blue cheese. How is she supposed to cook something I like that way?? So yeah, my diet consists of mostly toast, salad, sunny side up eggs, otmeals and leftovers. I had to make that clear so you didn’t think that my mum is evil or something like that.

So now you see why I get so excited whenever I discover new meals which reheat like wonders, right?

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

 

I shall leave you now, because it’s lunchtime over here and I have a lovely plate of leftover lentil soup to eat.

((And yes, I had oatmeal for breakfast and I’m having eggs + toast for dinner. I guess that’s not the exciting food a food blogger should be eating, right?))

 

Lightened Up Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Serves 4
Easy, healthy and delicious: this pasta dish couldn't get any better!
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 300 grams roasted red peppers
  2. 3 cloves garlic
  3. 220 grams chicken breast
  4. 100 grams tomato sauce
  5. 1/4 teaspoon spicy smoked papria
  6. 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/8 teaspoon ground oregano
  8. 200 ml. chicken broth
  9. 300 grams low fat evaporated milk
  10. 120 grams wholegrain macaroni (uncooked)
  11. 100 grams soft goat cheese
  12. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat some olive oil in a pan and sautee chicken until no longer pink. Remove it from pan.
  2. Add minced garlic, red peppers (cut into strips), tomato paste, broth and milk and stir.
  3. Puree with an inmersion blender. If you don't own one, use your food processor.
  4. Put chicken back into the pan and stir to cover with the sauce.
  5. Add uncooked macaroni and boil them in the sauce until they are completely cooked. This depends on the kind of pasta you're using, but it should take 10-15 minutes.
  6. You can also make just the sauce and then stir in cooked pasta, but I made it all in one pan.
  7. Add crumbled goat cheese and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used jarred peppers.
  2. Penne and macaroni work well if you're making it all in the same pan. If you want to use a different kind of pasta, I think it's best to boil it first!
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 Don’t let my hideous pictures discorage you from making this pasta. I know they light is terrible and that the dish looks rather disgusting, but I promise that the recipe is great!

Have a lovely weekend!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Carmel Moments March 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love one pan dinners too and this ones looks sure to please the whole family! Love roasted red peppers. Pinned!

  • Reply cheri March 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Another great recipe Consuelo, love this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Cindy March 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hooray for one on dinners!! This pasta looks delicious! I love the addition of goat cheese. Pinning!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Wow what a creative recipe! Love the roasted red pepper and goat cheese in the alfredo! That’s genius!

  • Reply atasteofmadess March 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    30 minute dinners are the way to go. This looks SO good!

  • Reply Ashley March 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    haha I’m the same way – I make a HUGE mess no matter what I’m doing in the kitchen. And if I’m trying to be careful I somehow manage to dump even more flour everywhere : ) This dinner looks delicious! With roasted red peppers and goat cheese you just can’t go wrong!

  • Reply Laurel y Menta March 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Estupenda receta Consuelo!! Y las fotos en absoluto son malas ni muestran la pasta poco apetecible, todo lo contrario: dan ganas de meter el tenedor y llevarse una buena raciΓ³n…
    Un beso grande.

  • Reply blahnikbaker March 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Red pepper sauce and goat cheese combined just sounds AMAZING!! This is happening so fast πŸ˜‰

  • Reply josefinetm March 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Onepan dishes are the bests! Not so much cleaning afterwards.
    Haha, I’m totally the same. My dad often walks around behind we wiping up those crumbs I threw on the ground πŸ˜‰ Oops. I’m glad I’m not the only one.
    Wonderful recipe! Roasted bell peppers and goat cheese are some of my favorite foods πŸ˜€

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou March 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    You had me at the Roasted pepper Co, and with goat cheese? I’m definitely sold! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen March 14, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I. DIE. My favorite pasta sauces combined! This is one tremendous pasta sauce situation, girl. It is so happening at our house asap!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon March 15, 2014 at 1:21 am

    This looks so comforting and delicious! What a great idea :) Love the photos too!

  • Reply Juliana March 15, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Beautiful pasta dish Consuelo, it is sure packed with flavor.
    Have a wonderful weekend πŸ˜€

  • Reply movita beaucoup March 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

    MOTHER OF PEARL! This sounds perfect.

    I will make it and garnish it with lettuce.

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext March 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Love one pot dinners! This alfredo looks fab, Consuelo!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments March 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I always laugh at meals that say they’re 30 minutes when it takes an hour to clean up afterward! haha Not this one — it looks delicious and it’s easy! Now be nice about that garnish — you gotta have a pop of green and whether it’s basil or lamb lettuce, it looks great!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Yay for one-pan dinners! This looks amazing. I love the combination of ingredients, especially the paprika and peppers and cheese … delicious!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 16, 2014 at 1:36 am

    One pan dinners are the best! And I think your pictures are wonderful. Love the combination of roasted red peppers and goat cheese. Yum!

  • Reply Kelly March 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Love one pan dinners and this one looks amazing Consuelo! Love the red pepper sauce and goat cheese – sounds so delicious :)

  • Reply padresfrikerizoss March 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Pintacaaaaaa, adoro la pasta, no dudes que lo voy a hacer :)
    Bess

  • Reply bakerbynature March 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Oh mama! This looks like HEAVEN! I neeeeeeeeeeed.

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I adore roasted red pepper pasta sauce! This looks delicious. When should I be over for dinner? πŸ˜‰

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