Boy that’s a mouthful of yumminess. If I could add some more descriptive words I would use: cheesy, creamy, warming, hearty, spicy, filling, quick….you get the point.
This recipe was born out of a desire to make something hearty enough to please my husband, but easy (and light) enough that I wasn’t spending hours in the kitchen or gaining 47 pounds. I searched around and this recipe is a culmination of several recipes plus a few of my own twists. It’s true that it’s not the lightest or lowest in Points+, but it’s a whole heck of a lot lighter than it’s restaurant counterparts most of which weighed in at over 1,500 calories and 75 grams of fat! So, I say chow down on my less than 500 calories of creamy, creole-y, chicken pasta and feel NO guilt!
Just so you know, it’s got a great kick, but it’s not so spicy that my 4 year didn’t inhale it and ask for seconds! If you’re lucky enough to have any left, it’s really delicious the next day as leftovers! Just make sure to mix in about a tablespoon of water before heating, otherwise it will dry out.