Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Serving size 4
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This creamy combination of two fave pasta sauces uses shortcuts (like cream cheese spread and purchased pesto sauce)—a clever way to serve an impressive dish in no time!


½ lb angel hair pasta, uncooked2 tsp oil1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces2 cup milk½ cup PHILADELPHIA cream cheese spread1 large red pepper, cut into strips¼ cup KRAFT grated parmesan cheese2 Tbsp pesto sauce


  1. COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until done.
  2. STIR in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. Add peppers, Parmesan and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. DRAIN pasta. Add to cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.


Kraft Kitchens tips:

Substitute 1-1/2 cups roasted red pepper strips for the fresh red pepper strips.

For more intense flavor, stir in 1 Tbsp. lemon zest or 1/2 cup pitted dry-cured olives, along with the peppers, Parmesan and pesto.

Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pignoli (pine nuts), Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and olive oil. This classic, fresh-tasting sauce originated in Italy and is a favorite on pasta and chicken dishes. Look for prepared pesto in either the refrigerated aisle of your supermarket, with the sauces and dressings in the produce aisle or with the jarred pasta sauces in the grocery aisle.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 580
  • Total Fat 21 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 53 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 41 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Iron 15%
  • Vitamin C 45%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Main Dish, Chicken, Pasta, Vegetable, Italian

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