Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 017a

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara with Ragu

April 3, 2014Danita

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 017a

Pasta is a “staple” around our house.  We usually eat it at least once a week, so when I received the opportunity to write a post for Ragu…I was thrilled.  Since we usually have spaghetti with meat sauce, I thought it would be nice to try the Ragu Classic Alfredo.  

I LOVE Alfredo sauce and order something with it almost every time we go to an Italian restaurant.  I have made it at home, but as my children have gotten older and “busier”, I don’t always have time.  Ragu Classic Alfredo is perfect!  It’s smooth and creamy, just like homemade (maybe better?)  I think if my family hadn’t known it was Ragu, they would have thought it was homemade.    

I took a classic Fettuccine Carbonara recipe and made it my own by omitting the green peas and adding chicken and mushrooms to get… Chicken Mushroom Carbonara.  Everyone really enjoyed it…even those who were a little reluctant to try it.  What’s not to love about creamy sauce with chicken and bacon? Before dinner was over, everyone was discussing how good it was and thinking of other “twists” we could try with it.  

Ragu has always been my favorite spaghetti sauce and now with this Classic Alfredo there’s so many more quick and easy dishes to love!  Visit Ragu Sauce on Facebook for more of their quick and easy, authentic Italian recipes.  

The only thing better than eating Italian food at home would be eating it IN Italy!  Right now Ragu is giving away lots of great authentic Italian themed prizes…including a grand prize trip for 4 to Italy!  Head over to www.RaguSweeps.com now to sign up.  Each week a wonderful new prize will be given away.    

Here’s the Recipe for our family’s New Tra-Dish

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  • 1 jar Ragu Classic Alfredo
  • 2 small to medium mushrooms (I used portabella)
  • 3 slices bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast – cut into small pieces 
  • 1 clove garlic – chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • Fettuccine noodles (or your favorite pasta noodle)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (optional)

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 002 Boil water and cook noodles while preparing sauce

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 In a large skillet heat butter over medium high heat and add mushrooms and garlic

Cook, stirring frequently until mushrooms are tender (about 5 -7 minutes)

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 015 Remove mushrooms and set aside

Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink

Add cooked bacon and return mushrooms to skillet

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 016 Add 1 jar Ragu Classic Alfredo

Cook on medium low, stirring frequently, until bubbly

Drain noodles and add to sauce in skillet

Toss to coat

Chicken Mushroom Carbonara 021b Ready in about 30 minutes….and only 2 pots to wash!

*Thanks to Ragu for providing 2 jars of Classic Alfredo Sauce for writing this post but the opinions are my own
Chicken Mushroom Carbonara
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Ingredients
  1. 1 jar Ragu Classic Alfredo
  2. 2 small to medium mushrooms (I used portabella)
  3. 3 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled
  4. 1 boneless skinless chicken breast - cut into small pieces
  5. 1 clove garlic - chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  7. Fettuccine noodles (or your favorite pasta noodle)
  8. Freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil water and cook noodles while preparing sauce
  2. In a large skillet heat butter over medium high heat and add mushrooms and garlic
  3. Cook, stirring frequently until mushrooms are tender (about 5 -7 minutes)
  4. Remove mushrooms and set aside
  5. Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink
  6. Add cooked bacon and return mushrooms to skillet
  7. Add 1 jar Ragu Classic Alfredo
  8. Cook on medium low, stirring frequently, until bubbly
  9. Drain noodles and add to sauce in skillet
  10. Toss to coat
Notes
  1. We thought of some other things that might be good with this...
  2. Sun dried tomatoes
  3. Shrimp
  4. Garlic cloves - roasted
  5. Asparagus
  6. Broccoli
  7. Also, try Penne pasta or other tube pasta
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This post linked at Tasty Tuesday , What’s For Dinner Hun?

 

 

 

 

   

18 Comments

  • Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

    April 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Please join us again tomorrow 🙂

    Kelli (www.thesustainablecouple.com)

  • Joy @ Yesterfood

    April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    This looks so good- I love alfredo sauce, and Ragu’s is great! ♥ Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- tweeted! 😀

  • Cindy @ Hun… What’s for Dinner?

    April 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    That looks like an awesome carbonara pasta! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  • Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove

    April 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    I just love pasta! Could go for a plate of this for dinner tonight!

  • Christine

    April 6, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Pasta is a favorite around here too! I love a good carbonara sauce! This sounds rich and creamy.

  • Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)

    April 6, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    G’day! Love carbonara!
    View as part of #GetHimFed party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Jenne Kopalek

    April 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Carbonara with peas is so delicious! I bet these mushrooms give it an earthy flavor.

  • Lori Who Needs A Cape?

    April 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Creamy pasta, how can you ever go wrong with that! 🙂

  • Meg @The Housewife in Training Files

    April 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Carbonara is such a treat! And this recipe makes it so simple to whip up on a weeknight! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Pinned!

    1. Danita

      April 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      Thanks Meg for Pinning! You’re right about it being a treat.

  • Jennifer B

    April 3, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    What a great dish idea- I’m so glad you removed the peas because peas are so gross, lol. I’m definitely heading over to Ragu’s page now. I could use a trip to Italy!

    1. Danita

      April 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Good Luck! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Nadeen

    April 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Delic!! Anything w bacon is!! Penne pasta is also a good idea! I love Italy and would love to go back so will enter the contest. Thx!!

    1. Danita

      April 3, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Officially jealous that you’ve been to Italy! My daughter and I would love to go…maybe someday. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Paris

    April 3, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    This sounds yummy! I’m going to pin it

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    1. Danita

      April 3, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      Thanks Paris!

  • Nikki Harvey

    April 3, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    We eat a lot of pasta here too. I love chicken alfredo! I’d probably have to leave the mushrooms out though because my husband will not eat them lol. I pinned this recipe so i can try it next week!

    1. Danita

      April 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      Yes Nikki, I get it about the mushrooms. My kids don’t care for them either. I usually only use a couple and leave them in big pieces so they can pick them out…and give them to one of us. Thanks for stopping by and pinning…enjoy!

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