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Who’s excited for Valentine’s? Don’t forget it’s on Sunday! Which means Saturday night about 9 you’ll find Walgreens and your local grocery store packed full of men looking for last minute gifts!
Instead of battling the crowds (seriously, every year I’m surprised at the lines of people waiting outside in the freezing cold to get into restaurants) I make a dinner and we stay in. This year I’m re-creating our favorite Cordon Bleu Baked Pasta from a local restaurant.
I stopped by Sam’s Club to pick up what I needed. I grabbed a pack of their fresh chicken breasts, broccoli, mushrooms, Bertolli Alfredo Sauce, a box of Penne pasta, sliced mushrooms, bacon, some strawberries, and somehow a bouquet of flowers made it home with me too.
Bertolli Alfredo is made with real cream and aged Parmesan and makes the perfect launching spot for this delicious dish.
You’ll also need green onions, ham, Swiss cheese and Mozerella for this dish.
While the water is warming up for the pasta, I went ahead and seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, paprika and salt and pepper.
Heat up your pan and extra virgin oil olive and cook the chicken while the noodles are cooking.
While the chicken and noodles are cooking, chop up the ham, bacon, mushrooms, green onions. You can either thinly slice the Swiss cheese or grate it. The Swiss brings the flavor you need to seal the deal on this being a cordon bleu dish.
Drain the noodles, at the other ingredients and 2 jars of Bertolli Alfredo. Mix together.
Pour into a sprayed baking dish. Top with Swiss and Mozzarella and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until it is bubbly and the cheese starts to brown.
My kids couldn’t wait to try it out. After a few bites my 7 year old exclaimed, “This is what I want for my birthday dinner!”
- 1 lb penne noodles, cooked and drained
- 2 jars Bertoli Alfredo Sauce
- 3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
- ½ cup chopped ham
- 5 slices bacon, cooked
- 5 green onions, chopped
- ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
- ½ lb grated Swiss Cheese
- ½ lb grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Mix noodles, chicken, alfredo sauce, ham, half of the bacon, half of the green onions, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Chop with remaining bacon, green onions and Mozzerella. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until bubble and cheese begins to brown.
What recipes would you like to see created with Bertolli sauces?