Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Suppers - Pasta Rosa

We enjoyed a beautiful spring weekend here in the Valley - including lots of St. Paddy's day festivities in nearby Holyoke (home of the 2nd largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the US). After a couple of late nights and long days, we spent today hanging around at home - enjoying the sunshine and fresh spring air. When dinner time came around, we wanted something simple and easy. Mr. ValleyWriter and I ended up collaborating to make a creamy, yummy pasta with some light, bright pops of flavor.

We started out with some chicken and artichoke hearts. Then I found some sundried tomatoes and roasted red pepper in the fridge and added those in. I was thinking we'd just drizzle some olive oil in, but Mr. ValleyWriter opened the cover and found the Four Cheese Rosa sauce I got a few weeks ago from Bertolli as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program - and I knew he'd hit on something wonderful. The combination of flavors ended up being perfect. Bright tomatoes and artichokes in a creamy, comforting alfredo-tomato sauce. I think we'll be fighting over the leftovers tomorrow!

Pasta Rosa

1 large chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts
1/4 c. sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 roasted red pepper, chopped
1 jar Bertolli® Four Cheese Rosa sauce
1 box whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente
1 tsp. dried parsley, optional

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt & pepper and cook 5-6 minutes until chicken is mostly white. Add artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and roasted red pepper. Cook another 3-4 minutes until chicken is cooked fully through. Add Four Cheese Rosa sauce, turn heat to low and simmer another 2-3 minutes to heat sauce through. Add cooked pasta and simmer 1-2 minutes. Serve with parsley sprinkled on top, if desired.


Jenn said...

Out of the two sauce i got from Bertolli, I'd have to say that I liked the Four Cheese Rosa better. I guess it reminded me of Alfredo sauce. Yum!!!

kathryn said...

Honey, you always make me hungry on these posts...even if I've just eaten!

I loooove alfredo sauce...second only to a-la vodka sauce. (If that's really a name)

I'm printing this recipe out, too!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds like a great and quick meal! Love all the flavors! :)

Anonymous said...

This recipe is making my mouth water. I've added it to my recipe file and hope to make it VERY soon. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Tangled Noodle said...

Just done with my own pasta dish and here's yet another delicious one! I love the artichokes and sundried tomatoes in this, two ingredients that I've been keeping stocked in my pantry. 8-)

platform beds said...

I have been making a whole lot of pasta these past months because I am trying to get rid of rice in the house. Thanks for the recipe. Something new!

Performance Seating Guide said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. Looks delicious!