Creamy Chicken Pasta

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As moms, we all appreciate a delicious, fuss-free recipe that provides a wholesome meal for our toddlers. Today, I’m excited to share a family favorite – Crockpot Creamy Chicken Pasta. With the convenience of a slow cooker and a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up a creamy, flavorful dish that will have your little ones asking for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 28 oz marinara sauce
  • 15 oz Alfredo sauce
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 16 oz cavatapi pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • Mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Set Up the Crockpot: Begin by setting up your crockpot. This recipe is all about simplicity, so there’s no need for any pre-cooking. Just gather your ingredients, and let the slow cooker do the work for you!
  2. Layer the Sauces: Pour the 28 oz of marinara sauce and 15 oz of Alfredo sauce into the crockpot. This combination creates a perfect blend of tangy and creamy flavors that your toddler is sure to love.
  3. Add the Chicken: Place the three chicken breasts into the sauce mixture. Sprinkle the chicken with onion powder and garlic powder to add a hint of savory goodness.
  4. Set and Forget: Set your crockpot to cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together, and the chicken becomes tender and easy to shred.
  5. Shred the Chicken: Once the chicken is fully cooked, use two forks to shred it directly in the crockpot. This step ensures that the chicken is evenly distributed throughout the pasta, making every bite flavorful.
  6. Add Pasta and Cheese: Cook the pasta separately according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and add it to the crockpot with the shredded chicken and sauce. Stir everything together, allowing the pasta to soak up the delicious flavors.
  7. Top with Mozzarella: Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over the pasta and chicken mixture. Cover the crockpot for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt and create a gooey, irresistible topping.

Why Crockpot Creamy Chicken Pasta is Great for Toddlers:

  1. Balanced Nutrition: This recipe combines the goodness of protein from chicken, essential vitamins from the sauces, and the energy from pasta, offering a well-rounded meal for your growing toddler.
  2. Kid-Friendly Flavors: The creamy texture and flavorful combination of marinara and Alfredo sauces make this dish a hit with even the pickiest eaters.
  3. Effortless Preparation: The slow cooker does most of the work for you, making this recipe perfect for busy moms who want to ensure their toddlers enjoy a homemade, nutritious meal.

Storage Tips:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply warm the pasta in the microwave or on the stove, adding a splash of water if needed to maintain creaminess.

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Creamy Chicken Pasta (Slow Cooker)

Ingredients 

  • 28 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • 16 oz cavatappi pasta
  • mozzarella cheese

Instructions 

  • Pour the 28 oz of marinara sauce and 15 oz of Alfredo sauce into the crockpot.
  • Place the three chicken breasts into the sauce mixture. Sprinkle the chicken with onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Set your crockpot to cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, use two forks to shred it directly in the crockpot.
  • Cook the pasta separately according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and add it to the crockpot with the shredded chicken and sauce. Stir everything together, allowing the pasta to soak up the delicious flavors.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over the pasta and chicken mixture. Cover the crockpot for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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