Tuesday, December 2, 2014

lighter chicken cajun pasta with bacon

My family went CRAZY over this meal.  Hall of Fame!  This is the kind of meal I love but I am not a teenager anymore so I can't get away with it very often.  I made guilt-free so I don't feel guilty.  Quite the contrary- I feel fantastic!!

lighter chicken cajun pasta with bacon (pass the peas, please)
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts freshly grilled then sliced (seasoned with Pappy's)
1 bottle light alfredo sauce (I use Classico)
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon real bacon bits
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
hot, cooked pasta (I cook whole wheat for myself and tri-colored for the rest of the fam)

Pour sauce into a pan (I used a wok- I use mine for almost everything!), add everything listed except pasta.  Warm until nice and bubbly.  You might want to thin it down with a little milk.  Serve over hot, cooked pasta.  Serve with a salad or seamed veggies.


  1. Oh how I wish my husband liked alfredo. I keep coming across this recipe and SOOO want to make it. Maybe I can call it a white sauce and he'd be less afraid....

  2. Do it! The seasonings really disguise the bottled alfredo sauce. Just hide the jar and call it a white sauce, like you said. Never hurts to try! Just make a side dish he loves just in case. :)