Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Would two posts in one day be too much?! Well I am going for it! Dinner tonight was fast and fabulous, so I had to share. I guess I'll call it Tortelinni with chicken, broccoli and bacon cream sauce. Only I didn't actually use cream! It was Macaroni Grill delish! And the kids gobbled it up!

Two large chicken breast cubed
Frozen or dried tortelinni
Small onion diced
Large clove of garlic chopped
Handful of mushrooms chopped
Applewood smoked bacon-about 5 slices chopped
Cup of cooked broccoli
3/4 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of flour
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese

On medium heat in a sautée pan, melt 1 tblsp of butter with some olive oil. Boil some water for the tortelinni. Sautée the onion and garlic till translucent. Add bacon. After a few minutes add the chopped chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Cook till slightly browned. Add the other 2 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle with flour. Toss and coat mixture. Add milk, stirring constantly till it thickens. It was at this point the water was ready for the tortelinni. Cook for about 2-3 minutes (or according to package). Add a generous shake or two (or three) of Parmesan to the chicken mixture. Add the cooked broccoli and mushrooms to heat it through. Drain tortelinni. Place tortelinni in large bowl, add chicken mixture over the top. Toss and add a bit more parmesan! Serve!!

I made this tonight by rummaging through my freezer and fridge. The broccoli was leftover and I only had two chicken breast that needed to feed 6 people! So I stretched it with pasta. The Tortelinni was at the bottom of the freezer! Often these throw together dinners are the best!!  Yummy!

My little helper setting the table!


  1. That looks even yummier than the macaroni salad that Pioneer Woman made. And yours is foraged (and hot, but lets overlook that in my comparison) haha

    1. That's a huge compliment!! I love the Pioneer Woman. My kids however like my cooking better. I tried her version of meatballs once, I thought they were amazing! My kids thought mine were better!! Ha! I guess it's what they are use to!

    2. Good point, it is also about acquired tastes but even so, kids know what's good and what's not and they arent afraid to say so!!

      Also, I've tagged you in the Kreativ Blogger game

    3. So cool...I'm honored! And yes...I'm in good ole Texas!!

  2. Very delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe

    1. Thanks so much!! I don't blog much about food...just mostly about my family. But I didn't want to forget this recipe so I wrote it up! :)

  3. I haven't made it since this post!! My kids just said "Make it again!" I'm amazed how much attention this post has received! Over 700 views! I feel flattered!