This easy pasta recipe has been sponsored by Contadina and Glam Media but all opinions expressed here are my own.
The holidays are a chaotic time of year and after 2 weeks of company I have learned a new appreciation for people who have to cook for a large family on a regular basis. I never realized how hard it was to feed a crowd but this easy pasta recipe was a big hit and can be scaled up or down, depending on how many people you are feeding. Pasta is filling and much of this meal can be made up ahead of time so that dinner can be put on the table without too much chaos at 5 PM when the kids are getting cranky. Make up a large salad earlier in the day and grill the chicken ahead of time if needed. With only 30 minutes of work, this easy pasta recipe will be a big hit!
Cooking in real life isn’t a lot like those fancy food shows you watch on TV. There is no one here chopping onions for me and my pasta comes out of a box, not made by hand. Real life means I cut corners on occasion. Contadina has created a new ‘Somewhat Famous’ comedic video series. The series is a funny spin off of celebrity reality shows, and takes viewers into the kitchens of real moms, who happen to share the same names as A-list celebrities. If you want a quick chuckle, check out Famous Kitchens with Meg Ryan:
My easy pasta recipe may not create quite as much excitement as Meg Ryan’s did but it was a big hit with my family and is an easy meal to create when you have a house full of guests or are pressed for time (and if you love pasta, check out my spaghetti pizza recipe!). Rushing to holiday band concerts, wrapping gifts for teachers and just generally surviving the holiday chaos without going completely crazy means finding easy, healthy and quick meals like the one below.
Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Tomato Cream Sauce
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3934Total Fat: 303gSaturated Fat: 118gCholesterol: 897mgSodium: 8662mgCarbohydrates: 72gSugar: 57gProtein: 224g
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.