I love getting free food in the mail. Who wouldn't? Last week, I received this jar of Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. (Just one of the benefits of being a food blogger.)
Last Friday was super busy for me. I had spent the entire day in the kitchen working on a cake and then preparing food for a catering order. I was making good progress so when 5:00 rolled around, the last thing that I wanted to do was stop everything and make dinner for my family. I decided to scrap the meal that I had planned for dinner and I reached for the Alfredo Sauce instead.
I pulled some Papperdelle pasta out of the pantry and I had some chicken breasts in the refrigerator.
Ben lit the Big Green Egg and started grilling the chicken while I put the water on to boil the pasta.
When the chicken was cooked through, I let it rest for a few minutes while I drained the pasta. I tossed some of the Alfredo sauce with the pasta and served it in a big pasta bowl. I sliced the chicken and served it over the pappardelle with more Alfredo drizzled over the top.
Dinner was ready in under 20 minutes and it was delicious. I even had time to throw together a quick salad while I waited for the pasta to cook. We all really liked the Alfredo sauce. It was light and creamy with a nice complex flavor. I typically stear clear of Alfredo simply because of the fat and calories but each serving (1/4 cup) of this sauce has only 60 calories and 5 grams of fat. I am a fan.