Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pasta
Author: Nikki
This Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pasta is a quick, easy and tasty meal that the whole family will love! With creamy alfredo sauce, sun dried tomatoes loaded with flavor and accented by sweet basil, this will become a new dinner regular at your house.
  • 1 pound campanelle pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 cooked and chopped chicken breasts, preferably grilled
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 (3 ounce) bags sun dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil, chopped
  1. Place cooked pasta in a baking dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In large pan, add olive oil and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add sundried tomatoes.
  5. Add butter and melt, then add flour and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add cream and cook until heated.
  7. Add Parmesan, salt and basil. Reserve about a Tablespoon of basil for garnish.
  8. Pour sauce over pasta and stir until all the pasta is well coated.
  9. Cut chicken in strips and place over pasta.
  10. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan and remaining basil.
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