This recipe is easy and fast, with ingredients that we almost always have on hand. Canned tomatoes can be substituted for the fresh tomatoes. We serve this with warm bread and salad. It tastes great!

Lisa
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large saucepan heat the Italian dressing and olive oil together over medium heat. Add drained spaghetti; toss well to coat. Add chopped tomatoes, chicken or turkey, and grated Parmesan cheese and toss lightly.

  • Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; 18.6 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 570 mg sodium. 32.1 g carbohydrates; 23.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2007
This is a great basic recipe! You can customize it to what you have on hand! I sauteed some chicken chunks in the olive oil with some chopped onion fresh sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in a skillet. I then added the Italian dressing and some grape tomatoes. I added basil and parsley with some Pecorino Romano cheese. I used Whole Wheat linguine because that is what I had on hand. After I tossed everything together I added some pine nuts all I can say is yummy!!! My family just loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2010
I wasn't a big fan of this. Left a strange after taste in my mouth and I followed the directions to a "T". Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2007
This is a great basic recipe! You can customize it to what you have on hand! I sauteed some chicken chunks in the olive oil with some chopped onion fresh sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in a skillet. I then added the Italian dressing and some grape tomatoes. I added basil and parsley with some Pecorino Romano cheese. I used Whole Wheat linguine because that is what I had on hand. After I tossed everything together I added some pine nuts all I can say is yummy!!! My family just loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2007
This is a great basic recipe! You can customize it to what you have on hand! I sauteed some chicken chunks in the olive oil with some chopped onion fresh sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in a skillet. I then added the Italian dressing and some grape tomatoes. I added basil and parsley with some Pecorino Romano cheese. I used Whole Wheat linguine because that is what I had on hand. After I tossed everything together I added some pine nuts all I can say is yummy!!! My family just loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
Absolutely wonderful!!! I add fresh tomatoes. Didn't have Italian-style dressing so I used Italian Olive Salad. We'll have this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
What a WONDERFUL recipe. I LOVED it and so did my husband. It was good served hot and I'll bet the leftovers will be good cold also. Elegant enough to serve to guests. I sprinkled garlic powder and meat tenderizer on two chicken breasts and cooked them until brown then cut into chunks. I also sauted 1 cup of chopped RED onions in the "salad dressing mix" and also added a small can of sliced black olives. Excellent! Two thumbs up and 5 slices of bread! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2007
This is a great dish for everyone in my family and a ajor hit for my finiky two and four year old girls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This was a great way to serve spaghetti without marinara (which I'm not so fond of). It was very good even without chicken. We'll make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2007
I was in the mood for pasta but very lazy to cook. It was very quick to make. I added extra parmasean cheese. All in all a good quick and easy meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2005
Nothing extraordinary but this is a nice easy recipe that is also easy to make alterations to.I added some chopped onion and sliced olives. I also didn't have Parmesan so I substituted a mozarella/asiago blend and it came out great:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2008
I cooked up a med rare sirloin and cubed it instead of using chicken. It was very tasty. Thanks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2010
I wasn't a big fan of this. Left a strange after taste in my mouth and I followed the directions to a "T". Read More
(7)