You'll love my twist on this creamy Alfredo. It's a little heavy on the hips, but worth every bite. A perfect match with a nice green salad, and you must have garlic bread to sop up this creamy sauce.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add trottole and cook at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Melt butter over medium heat in the large pot used to make the pasta. Add cream cheese and stir until creamy, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups milk and heavy cream, stirring until warm, about 5 minutes. Add Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and continue stirring. Add more milk to thin sauce, if needed. Add pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.

  • Stir cooked chicken and pasta into the sauce. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turns orange, 6 to 8 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

681 calories; 44.5 g total fat; 189 mg cholesterol; 555 mg sodium. 33.8 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2018
Five for taste but three for instructions. Blending the pesto sun dried tomatoes chicken and shrimp into the sauce creates an less than favorable presentation. There s no reason why the sauce can t be spooned over the pasta and the chicken shrimp and tomatoes laid strategically on top. The pesto really didn t lend much of a flavor profile to the dish and it could be left out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2018
Not enough flavor. Of course adding salt after it s done helps but I shouldn t have to add anything after it s done if it s good. I followed directions to a T and was underwhelmed. I would make some minor adjustments that could go a long way with being more flavorful Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2018
Five for taste but three for instructions. Blending the pesto sun dried tomatoes chicken and shrimp into the sauce creates an less than favorable presentation. There s no reason why the sauce can t be spooned over the pasta and the chicken shrimp and tomatoes laid strategically on top. The pesto really didn t lend much of a flavor profile to the dish and it could be left out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2018
Five for taste but three for instructions. Blending the pesto sun dried tomatoes chicken and shrimp into the sauce creates an less than favorable presentation. There s no reason why the sauce can t be spooned over the pasta and the chicken shrimp and tomatoes laid strategically on top. The pesto really didn t lend much of a flavor profile to the dish and it could be left out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2018
Good recipe (however very fattening). I made the recipe according to the directions and it was so rich we could hardly eat it. I think if you sub lite cream cheese for the full fat cream cheese fat free 1/2 & 1/2 for the heavy cream cut the pesto a little and use 2 cups of cheese you'd be able to sleep after eating this dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2018
Not enough flavor. Of course adding salt after it s done helps but I shouldn t have to add anything after it s done if it s good. I followed directions to a T and was underwhelmed. I would make some minor adjustments that could go a long way with being more flavorful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2018
Awesome! Yes I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
My family loves this. I will make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2019
It has good flavor but it is very rich. Hard to eat much of it. Will add less cream cheese or lite next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
Very nice recipe! Very rich with flavor although the pesto didn't add much to the flavor in my opinion but it was great! After my family tried it they loved it because it tasted " like it came directly out of an authentic little Italian restaurant." its filling so makers beware hehe!!:) 5 stars and will be added to my family favorites Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2018
I made it for tonight's dinner it was excellant! Although my loca! store doesn't carry a wide variety of pasta I used Bowties instead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2019
I made this exactly to the recipe and the results were very very good. Since I live by myself I cut the recipe down to 4 person and it worked just fine. I would recommend this to anyone not on a diet. Read More