Creamy Chicken Mostaccioli Pasta

This is an easy, kid-friendly mostaccioli pasta dish with lots of add-in possibilities. Garnish each serving with fresh basil and grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 12 ounces mostaccioli pasta

  • 2 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons pesto

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain pasta and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

  2. Meanwhile, trim chicken of fat and slice across the grain into thin strips. Toss the chicken strips with pesto in a bowl, using your hands to make sure chicken is well covered.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook and stir until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Stir Alfredo sauce, mushrooms, salt, and pepper into the chicken. Pour reserved pasta water into the Alfredo jar; shake to rinse, then pour into the skillet. Heat just to a boil, then turn off the heat and stir in pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

524 Calories
29g Fat
46g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 524
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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