Chicken Pesto Pasta (VIDEO)
Chicken Pesto Pasta is a quick, easy and creamy pasta loaded with juicy chicken and tender asparagus!
We love creamy Alfredo pastas like our Chicken Alfredo or Creamy Shrimp Pasta. Pesto pasta takes a cream sauce to the next level!
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Chicken Pesto Pasta!
This Chicken Asparagus Pesto Pasta was shared by one of our readers, Katie N., and it was love at first bite – an instant hit! You won’t believe how easy it is with a very short list of ingredients. All you need is heavy whipping cream and basil pesto for the sauce. The chicken, asparagus and sauce are all cooked in one skillet and it doesn’t get any easier. Thank you Katie for generously sharing your amazing recipe with all of us!
What is Pesto Sauce?
Pesto is a creamy blended bright green sauce originally from Italy. The ingredients in a good pesto are typically: basil, nuts (often pine nuts), parmesan, garlic and olive oil. Click here for our best homemade pesto recipe. Adding pesto to the cream sauce adds amazing flavor.
If you’re looking for a good store-bought pesto, our favorite is the Kirkland signature pesto from Costco. Whether you make or buy pesto, you can use the rest to make chicken pesto roll-ups, or freeze portions to make pesto pasta another day.
What kind of pasta is best for creamy pasta?
You can use your favorite pasta which is what we love about this recipe. We use what we have on hand but these are pasta varieties that work well with cream sauce pastas:
- Fettuccini noodles
- Linguine pasta
- Penne pasta
What Other Vegetables Can I use in Pesto Pasta?
You can omit the asparagus altogether and the recipe will still work well, or try substituting with these healthy vegetables to make it a meal:
- Broccoli Florets
- Snap Peas
- Blanched green beans
- Frozen peas (or add cooked peas at the end)
- 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes (added at the end)
Can Creamy Pasta be Reheated?
The general rule of thumb for reheating a creamy sauce is LOW and SLOW. Warm the pasta on low heat, stirring often or in short intervals in the microwave. If you overheat, the cream can separate and seem oily. To make the sauce creamier, add a splash of water, milk, half and half or cream before heating.
More 30 Minute Meals to Try:
- Shrimp Fried Rice – easy peasy and great for meal prep!
- Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus – light and flavorful
- Chicken Stir Fry – so saucy and comes together quickly
- Beef Chili – hearty, beefy and reheats so well
- Chicken Fried Rice – genius way to use leftovers
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Chicken Pesto Pasta
- 1 lb chicken breasts, trimmed
- 1 tsp salt, (divided)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 Tbsp pesto sauce
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 12 oz fettuccini pasta, (or linguine)
Cook pasta in a pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions to your desired doneness. While pasta is cooking, proceed with the recipe then add drained cooked pasta to the sauce in step 5.
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise and season all sides with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat with 2 Tbsp olive oil. When oil is hot, add chicken in a single layer and saute until fully cooked through (3 min per side). Remove from pan and rest 5 minutes, then slice into bite-sized strips.
Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to the same pan with asparagus pieces. Sautee stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes or until crisp tender.
Add 2 cups heavy whipping cream, bring to a simmer and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 4 Tbsp pesto then add chicken breasts and cook 2 minutes. Season sauce with 1/2 tsp salt or to taste.
Add cooked pasta, stirring to coat noodles in sauce. Remove form heat and serve right away.
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So delicious!! I’d like to know what type of skillet you used. Cast iron of course but is it enamal coated on the exterior? I’d love a link for purchasing!
Hi Cimberlee! You can find it on my Amazon affiliate link HERE.
Wow, delicious! Also super easy, economical and looks so pretty in the skillet! Served with papardelle (my new favorite pasta) and steamed broccoli.
Thanks a lot for your good comments and feedback!
Is it possible to make this ahead of time (the same day) and warm up in the oven before serving?
Hi Pam. I’m sure you could reheat it in the oven but we reheat this in the microwave or on the stovetop. It should be reheated LOW and SLOW because of the cream. Warm the pasta on low heat, stirring often or in short intervals in the microwave. If you overheat, the cream can separate and seem oily. To make the sauce creamier, add a splash of water, milk, half and half, or cream before heating.
I guess I wasn’t clear with my question.
Can I make it, say an hour before my guests arrive, put it in a baking dish and place in the oven to keep it warm before serving, ( maybe at 250 degrees) without over-cooking the asparagus or making the sauce thicken too much?
PS – I love your recipes, videos and your unbridled joy! Thank you
Hi Pam. I think that would be fine, but without having tested it myself, I cannot say for certain if the asparagus or sauce will be impacted. I have kept many of my pasta dishes warm in the oven around 170-200℉ so I assume it would work well. I’m happy you enjoy my recipes. Thank you.
Thank you Natasha!
I will give it a try.
I will let you know how it turns out, if you wish
Looks so yummy can’t wait to try it, Just love all your recipes. Thank you!
I hope you love it, Elizabeth! I look forward to your feedback!
Another great recipe to add into my rotational! The only changes I made were I sauteed and added in fresh mushrooms and added fresh basil from my garden…as I love herbs! And froze 3 meals for those times when i just don’t want to prepare a whole meal. Just add salad and voila! With a glass of wine of course!
Nice to know that you enjoyed it, thank you for sharing that with us!
I made this last night for dinner and we were all swooning at how delicious it was! I used b/s chicken thighs and added roasted cherry tomatoes to add color. Delicious!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Gigi!
Made this for my husband on Father’s Day. Absolutely delicious! I put in 2 cloves of garlic and added a handful of fresh mushrooms to the recipe. So much flavor. This will be a keeper for sure. Thanks Natasha.
So glad your family loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
I recently made this, delicious! I did saute and add mushrooms and some garlic and then sprinkled with fresh parsley and added some cherry tomatoes at the end.
Hello Marg, happy to know that you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with us.
I made this last night and it was a huge hit! My husband loved it! I loved it because not only is it really tasty, it was simple to make.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Rhonda!
I made this recipe tonight and it was so very easy and delicious. I used left over cooked chicken breast but followed the rest of the recipe as written. I will be sharing this recipe with both of my daughters as they are always looking for new recipes. Love your site and watch your videos. You make cooking look so easy!😊
Sounds like a great plan, Judy. I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try!
I added about a 1/4 cup of white wine when cooking down the asparagus so I could get the fond off the pan. It made a syrupy chicken wine gravy that cut in beautifully with the cream. Just a great dish – thanks so much for the recipe.
Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with us! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Made this last night for dinner and OMG it was absolutely delicious and quick I absolutely love cooking and you make me look good lol thank you so much for sharing this recipe love all your recipes
Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles
Made this for dinner tonight I have to say thanks to you my wife thanks I am getting it from a restaurants and bring it back home lol hahaha it was absolutely delicious thank you so much
I think you win comment of the day, Joe! I’m so glad to hear your wife gets to enjoy your cooking and efforts! Bravo!
Hi Natasha, I would just love to try this recipe, but what can I replace the pesto with? We don’t like the taste of pesto.
Hi Madeleine, Pesto is one of the main ingredients of this recipe. The dish won’t be the same without it.
I love watching your videos.. You make cooking fun and easy.
This Chicken pesto pasta will be on my table on Friday..
Thank you so much
Thank you so much, enjoy the Chicken Pesto!
Fast and delicious with broccoli and some grated Parmesan
My favorite kind of recipe! I’m so glad you loved it also, Paula!
Made with fresh in season zucchini and basil from garden
Sounds so healthy and fresh! Hope you loved it.
Made this last night but used coconut cream, which actually worked as a great non-dairy sub… it was delicious! Will definitely put on repeat 🙂
Hi Emily, Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m glad to hear this worked with a non-dairy option!
I made this last night for dinner. The only thing I did not add was the asparagus & I served it with garlic bread. It was delicious & I will definitely make it again!
Hello Hope, thanks for your good feedback. So nice to know that you enjoyed this recipe!
This was absolutely delicious!! I even added garlic when frying the asparagus. I’m going to attempt to make this with pieces of beef. My hubby hates chicken. We’ll see LOL. I highly recommend this to anyone!!! Very easy delicious meal!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!! I’d love to know how you like it with beef if you test that, Dannielle!
It was absolutely delicious with the beef. I also used broccoli and spinach this time around. My hubby really enjoyed it 🙂
Hi Dannielle, great to hear that you and your hubby enjoyed this pasta. Thanks for sharing that with us!
Made this last night and it was delicious! Didn’t change a thing with the recipe.
Nice! Glad you loved it Nicole, thanks for sharing that with us.
I made this for dinner tonight but couldn’t get asparagus so i used baby spinach and added peas instead. Tastes Yummy! Thankyou Natasha for sharing this. 😃❤️
Sounds delicious, glad you liked it, Megan!
FAbulous ! Tossed it with spaghetti squash ! Well make again !! Love your dishes
Thank you for sharing that great review with me, Karen! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.
I made this tonight for my family but substituted green peas for the asparagus. It was delicious and my husband, 8 year old daughter and I cleaned our plates with left overs for tomorrow. Every time I make one of your recipes, they turn out great!
Keep doing what your doing Natasha! I love your recipes, humour and energy you bring to your page.
Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review and compliment with me. I’m all smiles
Can we replace heavy whipping to half and half
Hi Diana, that may work, here’s what one of our readers wrote: ” I too am Lactose free and I have used Land O Lakes Lactose free half and half in place of my heavy whipping cream and it turns out just wonderfully.” I hope this is helpful.
Delicious and quick and easy recipe. I found I didn’t need the extra oil to sauté the asparagus. I did add some grated parmesan cheese to help thicken the sauce as I was afraid to simmer it too long to reduce it. We also added parmesan to each serving. My husband and son gave it rave reviews.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Marilyn! I’m glad you all enjoyed it!
OMG TASTE AS GOOD A OLIVE GARDEN ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!WE NEEDED SOMEHING NEW AND WE LOVE THIS ONE !!!
Glad you loved this recipe!
We loved it!! I added some sliced grape tomatoes for color. Definitely will be making again!
I’m glad you loved the recipe, Christina! Thank you for your great review and feedback.
Natasha, this was amazing! My entire family enjoyed it and my 6 year old doesn’t eat a lot of foods. My only question is, that mine turned out so runny. How can I make this a thicker sauce?
Hi Sara, you can try adding some flour but I haven’t tried that yet I saw others tried that to make the sauce thicker. Did you use heavy whipping cream for this recipe?
Try adding some shredded cheese, like Parmesan. As it melts, it seems to thicken the sauce.
Thanks for that tip Sharri, I will try adding the cheese.
You did something wrong. It’s not runny at all.
Hi. Any replacement for heavy cream?
Hi Kindlee, I don’t think the sauce would have the same desirable creamy consistency with a substitution. Something different may seem watery especially if you use 2% milk or another substitution; half & half may work. I would stick with heavy cream.
I would try this recipe with one cup heavy cream and one cup drained Greek yogurt to cut down on the calories and let you know how it turned out.
This recipe is fantastic! My husband said it’s one of the best chicken recipes ever. I will certainly make this again soon. How would shrimp work in this recipe?
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Debbie! I haven’t tested this with shrimp, but I bet that could work.
I tried it with shrimp, and it’s even better than with chicken!
Wow that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Same! I think it pairs very nicely with shrimp! Delicious!
I made this recipe last evening and it was wonderful, easy and tasty. I didn’t take a picture but next time I make this or one of your other great recipes, I will make sure to.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
This is my all time favourite recipe, The family just love the flavours of the pesto in the sauce. Thank you so much.
You are very welcome, Sharon. Thanks for sharing that with us!
Amazing! Only regret is not trying this sooner! I made the pesto recipe too. My family really enjoyed it. Thank you!!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Stacey!
I plan on making this this week. I have everything in the house to make it.
Sounds like a great plan, Collete. I hope you love it!
Could you use green beans or broclie.
I haven’t tried that yet to advise but I imagine that should work well too. Please let us know how it goes if you try that!
I’ve used fine green beans in the absence of asparagus and they work well.
I just done that pasta, looks so amazing😋😋😋 I really love your reciept🥰🥰.
I’m glad you enjoyed this pasta recipe!
Cooked this today for the first time, husband and I really loved it, will try also with mushrooms. Thank you for making cooking such fun and enjoyable.
Hello Helen, sounds great! These are also good with mushrooms, I’m glad you both enjoyed this recipe.
As a nurse in Australia, I don’t want to spend hours cooking after a shift. I cooked this on Australia for my family, it was a Hugh Hit! Thanks for sharing
You are most welcome, Sandi. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe and I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!
Love watching you cook these delious recipes
I’m happy you’re enjoying our recipes!
Hi Natasha, I made this tonight for dinner . It was amazing and so easy to make. I added mushrooms. It was wonderful! My husband loved it. I will defiantly make this again.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
We made this dish tonight and it was great except ours was a bit oily. Could it be the cream that would cause it to be oily?
What is heavy whipping cream? What would I use (I am from South Africa).
Love watching your videos
Hi Tilana, the cream may be the culprit, if it gets overheated or overcooked it will turn oily.
Hi Tilana. I also live in SA. I use Woolies regular whipping cream and it works well!
Thank you Kim!
Thank you. I cant wait to try our your pesto sauce recipe. So excited. Love you videos and recipes.
Your churro one is a firm favorite in our home. A blessed 2021 to you and your family.
Aruna (Johannesburg – South Africa)
Thank you, Aruna. I hope you love that recipe!
I done this recipe for the 1st time tonight and it was a big win for the family. Thanks so much! I love watching you cook your recipes.
You are very much welcome, Nathalie. I’m glad your family enjoyed this recipe!
Could I use a white sauce instead of cream. ????
Hi Nancy, I’m not sure what you mean by white sauce – do you mean a pre-made alfredo? I think it’s worth experimenting if you have a great one, but you might start with a small batch to make sure the flavors are complimentary.
Hello! We do not have heavy whipping cream on hand. Only 2%… do you think it’d still be okay with that? Or should I hold off on this recipe until my next grocery trip?
Hello Melissa, I haven’t tried and tested that in this recipe. A lighter cream would make a thinner sauce.
You are my F A V O R I T E chef ever. I looooovvveeee your videos and how simple you make everything look. It is so easy to follow your steps. You have inspired me to combine spices and create dishes I’ve never thought I would some day.
I just tried your Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe with my twisty (I used prawns cut in half – bite size – and sautéed lightly on garlic, ghee, Alaea salt and black pepper) and it turns out to me amazing.
Thank you so much for your up lifting videos. You have that positive high energy we all need right now in America. xoxo
Hello Luis, your comment just made my day so much better. Thank you for your kind words and great feedback, this helps inspire me to do better and create more recipes. Again, I appreciate you sharing this with us! Take care and I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!
The recipe looks amazing and easy!!
Would you have a recommendation for lactose free needs?
Would love to hear!!💕
Tu sooo much!!!
Hi Linda, I’m so happy to hear that you love our recipes. I honestly haven’t tried this recipe dairy-free, so I’m not sure if something like canned coconut milk would work. I came across some recipes online that do use canned coconut milk like this one which might help inspire you.
P.S. If anyone has tried this dairy-free and can offer advice, please let us know!
I too am Lactose free and I have used Land O Lakes Lactose free half and half in place of my heavy whipping cream and it turns out just wonderfully. Please remember that Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses as well as AGED cheeses are naturally lactose free!
That is a great tip! Thank you!
Love this recipe!!
I’m glad to hear that, Lisa!
Hi Natasha. Love your recipes! Looking forward to making this later this week. Would it work with boneless pork chops? If you have a recipe for pork chops I’d appreciate it. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. I’ve enjoyed every one I’ve tried and often come to your website if I can’t find what I’m looking for. Keep up the great work!
Hi Christine, I have not tested this with boneless pork to advise. If you happen to try that out, I would love to know how you like this recipe!
Easy and delicious! I used the shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco and that made it even easier!
Thanks for your great feedback and review, Carmen. We appreciate it!
Excellent recipe as are all of your recipes. I made it with green beans since it is difficult to find good asparagus in Canada in November. I will certainly do it again.
Hi Danielle, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pesto pasta recipe!
This looks great! What pans did you use in this video for both the pasta boiling and the chicken. ?
Thanks, Sharyl. We used this Staub braiser here. I hope that helps.
thank you! And what about the stainless steel pan used to boil the water?
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This is a very flavorful dish. Everyone in my family enjoyed it for dinner tonight. The pasta is creamy and asparagus tastes Great! I will be making this recipe again.
I’m so happy to hear that Yevgenia! Thank you for that great review!
I so love your recipes Natasha, they are so user-friendly. I write up a weekly meal planner and use your recipes. Thank you so much.
You’re welcome, Janette! I’m glad you enjoyed that!
Made your Chicken Pesto Pasta last night and it was delicious! I got 5 stars for dinner from my family. My older son who is my biggest critic and is always telling me what I should have done differently raved about it. Didn’t change a thing. This is definitely a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing.
Hello Trudy, thank you so much for your wonderful review and feedback. Thanks for sharing that with us!
Your posts are addicting, it makes me want to cook more often as you make it look easy! Thank you!
Aww, that’s the best Mercedes! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes!
Is spinach ok to use? I love your recipes!
Hi Rachel, are you referring to in place of asparagus? I haven’t tested that to advise but I bet that could work.
Yumm!! And is so easy to make with readily available pesto sauce from the shelf.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
We cannot stop making this!! It is sooo delicious and so easy and quick to prepare. LOVE this recipe!! Thanks!!
Sounds like you found a family favorite, Julie! That’s so great!
This was a hit with my family. I used broccoli instead since it was what I had on hand. My 6yr old loved it.
That is the best when the entire family loves what we moms make. That’s so great!
I feel like we need some flour too to thicken that heavy whipping cream…no?
Hi Kinga, I haven’t tested this recipe with flour to advise.
Could you advise me on a suitable replacement for heavy cream please
Look forward to hearing from you
Hi Rachelle, I haven’t tested anything else in this recipe. A lighter cream would make a thinner sauce.
Can you recommend a substitution for the heavy cream
Look forward to hearing from you
Hi Rachelle, I don’t think the sauce would have the same desirable creamy consistency and would seem watery with 2% milk or another substitution. I would stick with heavy cream.
Hi Natasha. I love all your recipes. This one will be Thursday night’s dinner. I’d like to know what pan you used to fry the chicken in. It looks like a short dutch oven. Where to buy? Thanks for all the delicious recipes.
Thanks for your great review, Patti. You can see the kitchen tools that I use here in our Amazon Page.
A star recipe for sure. So few ingredients yet packed with texture and flavour. I have served it many times now with asparagus and trying it this time around with broccoli.
Isn’t the flavor amazing?! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
I would like to make this tonight. Can I use 2% milk in place of the heavy cream?
Hi Michele, I don’t think the sauce would have the same desirable creamy consistency and would seem watery with 2% milk. I would stick with heavy cream.
I just finished – I used about a quarter cup whipped cream and the rest 1% milk.. I added some four to thicken when simmering in the pan.
And I actually just had frozen pees and carrots to add..not asperagus..haha
My kids are gobbling it up 🙂
Thanks Natasha, inline so many of your recipes 🙂
You’re welcome. I’m glad it was a success!
I made this for my whole family and they loved loved loved it! I made a small batch for my daughter in law a Vegean way and she loved it as much as the original one I made for the rest of my family! It is one of our favourite meals to make and eat when everyone comes over for a meal! Thank you for all ur videos! I’m one of your favourite fans! I just love you!
Hi Michelle, I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback.
I made this twice with pasta and the family loved it but I’m on a low carb diet now. Any tips on whether this could be made with zucchini noodles?
Hi Emily, I haven’t tested that with zucchini noodles but it sounds delicious! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
Well, I may have to talk to the grocery store because their zucchini noodles went bad before the date on the package. In good news, I had leftover spaghetti squash noodles in the refrigerator and those tasted great in this recipe! Maybe I’ll try zucchini next time.
I really love all of your videos and all of the other recipes that you make.❤❤
Thank you so much!
hi Natasha i love this recipe its awesome. My kids love it. It did mines with the filiz pasta
That is the best when kids love what we parents make! That’s so great!
Making this dish this week and am
So excited. I’m sure it’s amazing just like all your other ones. But I wanted to ask, any way you can link that pan you used in this video.
Hi Julie, we used this Staub braiser here. I hope that helps.
My husband is not a ‘raver’, but he RAVED about this one. Said it was restaurant worthy! Thanks so much for the recipe and all your appreciative and gracious responses.
PS Love these quick and easy to follow recipes!
That’s so awesome Becky! Sounds like you found a new family favorite!
As I continue my weight loss journey, it’s been amazing to include some of your dishes into my plan, and this one is no exception.
This dish is so flavorful and delicious was bummed when I was done scraping out my plate.
I absolutely love the fact that this dish was so quick to prep as I hate spending more time preping than eating!
I ate this dish with heavy cream, but I’ll most likely substitute with Greek Yogurt and milk next time.
Thank you for sharing this!
Hello Mali. I’m so glad that you were already able to try some of my recipes. I think that’s a great alternative althought I haven’t personally tried using greek yogurt yet. Please share with us how it goes it you give it a try!
Hi Natasha, I made this recipe last night and my husband said it was a keeper, so yummy and creamy, and it didn’t take long at all which is nice for me, but Thankyou again for another delicious recipe, you are the best!💜
Thank you so much for sharing that with me and for giving great feedback! I hope you love every recipe you try!
Made this tonight for dinner! wonderful added some fresh parmesan.Your the best!!!
The parmesan sounds like a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
Natasha had leftovers today Yum, but added a kick to it by adding chopped up avocado on top-Oh my God its the BOMB!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed that Fred! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.
Fantastic. Made for my teenage girls and their friends. I think I caught them licking their bowls. However, I used sun-dried tomato pesto, because I thought I had some regular pesto, but I didn’t… Outstanding flavor! Will definitely try with regular pesto at some point, but this is absolutely a “make again and again” recipe.
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
Would like to make this, looks great. I try to use whole grain pastas, think this will work okay?
Hi Sandy, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
Very good. Love this sauce. Made from things that are usually on hand.
That’s so great, Lisa!
I love all your recipes they are very easy to follow and it doesn’t require complicating ingredients, that can’t be bought in ordinary stores. But most of all it’s fun to watch you as you make cooking less stressful. Thank you
You’re so nice! Thank you, Paulina! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Big success with my kids ! One doesn’t like veggies and it’s usualy a war to feed him with a green bean… But we saw the video together, he said “ok, I’ll try to eat that”. BOOM ! He ate two plates ! Thank you so much for all your recipes, it’s always a hit !
That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!
Do you have a recipe for rice pudding thank you
Hi Gladys, We have this Apple Rice Pudding recipe here.
This was so good! I made it 5 times already and each time my oldest asked to have left overs to school for lunch! I found good pesto in Trader Joes fridge section.
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Beata!
Was great!!!! Everyone loved it
I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Trisha!
I used this recipe yesterday and my kids and I loved it!! I love your recipes, sweet and simple.
That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!
I used rotisserie chicken to save time. My family loved it. It was easy enough for a weeknight. A keeper!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Keeley! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!
So easy & quick, so delicious, not to mention the ultimate comfort food but also elegant enough for company. I believe I will try it with arugula pesto next time. Thanks Natasha, I love your energy.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! I’d love to know how you like it with Arugula!
Thank you for another delicious recipe! Made this tonight and I will definitely be making it again. Super fast and simple!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tay!
Can I use double cream yoghurt instead of whipping cream?
Hi Kim, I haven’t tried it, but I suspect yogurt might curdle.
It didn’t curdle – but not as good as cream!!!
My family and I had this for dinner tonight. It was so good they said it is a keeper. Thanks Natasha
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Linda!
I love all your videos and the recipes are amazing! Thank you again
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Tara!
Turned out amazing! Family couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Asparagus was the perfect touch!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
Can you buy Pesto sauce at the grocery store.
You share can Daisy, one of our favorites is from Costco
Tried this recipe tonight, loved it!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I made your Chicken Pesto Pasta to night. I have made this recipe numerous times, but without the Pesto. WOW, what a difference. I grow herbs in my garden so I made a fresh basil pesto. We loved it. This recipe will definitely go in my cookbook for repeats. Thank you.
Fresh basil is the best! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Dottie! Thank you for sharing that with me!
Hi Natasha, just wondering if I could substitute cashew cream for the whipping cream?
Hi Carol, I have not tested this with Cashew cream so I cannot advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.
I’m SURE this will taste fantastic with a Sun dried tomato pesto (I’m not a fan of the green stuff). Can’t WAIT to try it. Thanks Natasha !!!
I hope you love it Katya!
So I wanted to half this recipe because I am cooking for less people thus I needed less pasta is it possible to do so ??
By the way your recipes are amazing and I love them all keep up the good work
I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes! Yes, you should be able to halve this recipe just fine!
I love your recipes. I have found them to be kind to my pocketbook and great on taste. I try to keep chicken breasts, salmon and shrimp in the freezer…all I have to do is buy the other ingredients, and they aren’t that expensive at least for the recipes I’ve tried thus far. Question…for those of us who are lactose intolerant what alternative do you suggest for heavy whipping cream?
Hi Cornita, I’m so happy to hear that you love our recipes. I honestly haven’t tried this recipe dairy free so I’m not sure if something like canned coconut milk would work. I came across some recipes online that do use canned coconut milk like this one which might help give you inspiration.
P.S. If anyone has tried this dairy free and can offer advice, please let us know!
So AMAZING!!! I added brocolli instead of asparagus and it was delicious. Actually that it is one of my favourite meals right now. Thank you for saving my students live <3!!!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us Karolina!
OOPS, forgot to rate it.
Thank you for rating Deb!!
Made this for dinner last night and it was FABULOUS. It went together quickly and the flavor was creamy and just plain yummy. Recipe in rotation forever.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
I’m afraid I cannot eat nuts of any kind now. Will the pesto suffer much without the nuts?
Hi Vincent! I have not tried making one with the pine nuts but that should work out! Simple omit the pine nuts and add more of the other ingredients.
You can make pesto with sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts and the flavor is similar. No nuts and you’ll save a lot of money.
I used more asparagus then pasta. The entire family loved it and I loved the simplicity of it! I doubled the recipe up too because left overs are super good.
Natasha you are a life saver! You are my to go girl for dinner ideas. I have done so many of your recipes. They are easy and tasty. Please keep them coming.
Awww that’s the best, Ana! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles!
This recipe is very easy and it tastes amazing, the only thing I changed was the pasta I used penne, I highly recommend you try it or any other recipe on Natasha’s site I have made a lot of them
You are so nice! Thank you for sharing this awesome review with us, Gail!
This looks delicious! If I’m increasing the recipe by 1.5 times, do you think it would be ok to literally 1.5 times everything?
Hi Katrina, I would increase everything proportionally in the recipe. I hope you love it!
Hi Katrina! yes, that should work! I hope you love this recipe!
This recipe is fantastic! I wonder if anyone has tried freezing the leftovers? If so, what was the outcome? Thank you for any recommendations.
Hi Katherine, I haven’t tested that so I can not advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe
I made this pasta, everyone in my family loved it!!, so tasty, soooo goood!!!! The only thing is the sauce, I don’t know why it wasn’t creamy like you say, maybe I need that magic you have!!!, can you tell me why my sauce wasn’t creamy?
Thanks again for another yummy recipe, I already made so many!!, is like you are in my kitchen almost every day!! Blessings!!!
Hi Cristina, I’m so glad your family loved it!! Did you change anything in the recipe? If you use heavy whipping cream, the sauce should be rich and creamy – subbing with a lighter cream would give you a less creamy consistency. Also, adding more pasta can make the sauce seem less creamy since there are more noodles to coat. I hope that helps and thank you for the wonderful review! 🙂
I added more noodles, next time I will do it with no changes, and how many grams is 12 oz of noodles?, as your recipe says.
Thanks for the reply!!!
Hi Cristina, we have that posted in the recipe for you 🙂 It is 340.2 g of fettuccini pasta (or linguine)
Could we add Parmesan to the pasta dish?
That would give it an extra kick!
I don’t see why not! I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe
This is an amazing recipe, i love it, thanks Nataha, you´re #1
You’re so nice! Thank you, Pablo!
I just made this tonight for the family and it was a huge hit. Full of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
This was a HIT! So quick to make and so delicious! Per my 5 year old “mom this was the most delicious mea EVER!” I added small bella mushrooms. Definitely will repeat this dish!
Oh that makes my day!! Thank you for sharing your amazing review! I love your idea to add mushrooms!
Hi, I’m one of your millions of fans and want you to know you come across so adorably. Thank you for these recipes and your hard word. It’s appreciated.
You are so nice, Patricia! Thank you for that amazing feedback and thoughtful comment! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog.
Natashas. I look forward to any and all your recipes, can i request some low carb recipes as I am trying toloose weight. I have given up bread, potatoes, diet coke, thank you
Hi Terry, many of our readers have altered our recipes to be diet and Keto friendly limiting carb count. Recipes like this one here are very popular for low carb options. Salads like this one here are perfect for a diet.
Looks really good it’s on my to make list!!! If it’s not a secret what brand is your pan?
Hi Diana, we don’t believe in kitchen secrets and share all good things with our readers :). The brand of this pan is Staub and it really is so versatile and one of those things that last a lifetime.
This is one of my favorites!! I love asparagus, chicken, & pasta together & pesto is so delicious!! Always a hit!
Hi Kristyn, Isn’t that the perfect combination?! Thank you for sharing your great review!
This was seriously so good! Thank you!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it
I can’t wait to try this pasta. Looks amazing!
Thank you Amy! I hope it becomes a new favorite for you 🙂
Yum this was so good! Thank you so much!
Hi Jesica, You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
I am a huge pesto fan and this pasta is amazing!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
Good job. So I can share recipe with you and you will post it as well? well I have so much recipes but I think no blogging for me 🙁
Hi Ann, I would love to try your recipes. Some of our favorite recipes have been ones that readers, friends and family have shared. Feel free to email me: natasha @ natashaskitchen.com (no spaces) and thanks so much for thinking of me! 🙂