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Mmmm...creamy pasta. Who doesn't love a creamy pasta dish? This is one of my favorite types of recipes. Relatively inexpensive, you can substitute ingredients with things you like or have on hand, it makes a large amount, and other than the pasta, it is all made in one pan! Limited clean up is always a plus for this busy toddler mom.
I'll list the ingredients I used this time around below, but I often change them up depending on what's in my fridge or what my taste buds are in the mood for. Sometimes I use chicken thighs, though I prefer breasts for this. I often add broccoli or zucchini right into the dish. Even bell pepper or carrots. I might use cherry tomatoes I have on hand instead of Romas. Or I'll substitute kale or any other greens for the spinach. You can really make this however you like and when you sub veggies you already have and need to use up, it is very budget friendly!
As always with my concoctions, I don't really measure much of anything. I use how much looks "right" and smells or tastes "right." Super scientific. However, for this specific recipe, I do stick to the measured amounts on the half and half and cheese to get to the right consistency. Everything else can be eye-balled, but for the love of Bobby Flay, don't under season!
First thing I do is get everything out and somewhat organized and prep anything that needs prepping. Really helps make this an even quicker dish to whip up!
Let's get cookin!
**Sidenote: If you're not adept at mincing garlic, you can use a microplane grater or invest in one of these cute garlic grating sets that I highly recommend!**
That's it! Taste and season as necessary. When it is to your desired thickness, plate up! Top with some extra parmesan and enjoy!