This Mediterranean pasta recipe is creamy and rich tasting! Pasta is cooked in a luscious sauce and then tossed with Greek-inspired ingredients! This pasta dish is simple yet classy!
Saturday nights are my no-cook nights. I am usually up for any restaurant and any cuisine, but the one thing I rarely want to be served is pasta.
I am not an expert at smoked meats or sushi, but I CAN make a good plate of pasta! So why pay for someone else to make it for me?
Pasta Jambalaya,and Creamy Lemon Pasta are restaurant-quality pasta dishes that are super simple to prepare at home. Now I will be adding this delicious Mediterranean Pasta Recipe to my pasta line up! This is a quick easy meal for your weeknight dinners!
What Is Mediterranean Pasta
This Mediterranean pasta features:
Angel hair pasta
Half and half
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
How Do I Make This Mediterranean Pasta Recipe
The method for this pasta recipe is a little different than your standard pasta recipe, as the pasta cooks right in the sauce.
To begin, melt butter in a large deep skillet or a Dutch oven, add garlic.
Place chicken broth, half and half and milk into the skillet, bring to a boil. Add pasta, cover (allow room for steam, however, or your milk will bubble over and burn) and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Cook until the pasta is al dente, adding more milk if necessary to maintain a creamy consistency; season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the chicken, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives.
Top with crumbled feta just before serving.
Tips And Suggestions For This Mediterranean Pasta Recipe
I chose to boil my pasta in the sauce to make this an easy one-pot meal. However, you can boil your pasta as per the instructions on the box and make your sauce on the side.
If you make your sauce on the sauce, you will want to add flour to the butter and whisk until it forms a paste, then slowly whisk in the half and half or milk ( you will need about two cups of liquid, no chicken broth necessary).
Rotisserie chicken makes life easy, but if you have leftover chicken breasts, shredded it and use that instead (this Mediterranean chicken is perfect for this recipe!)
Not crazy about sun-dried tomatoes or artichoke hearts? No big deal! Other possible add-ins are cherry tomatoes, spinach, crushed red pepper, sliced bell peppers, diced zucchini, and onions.
Heavy cream and whole milk may also be used in place of the dairy called for in this recipe.
What To Serve With Mediterranean Pasta?
This pasta is a fantastic one-pot recipe that has lots of flavor with minimal effort!
More Easy Mediterranean Recipes
- 1 lb angel pasta
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 1/2chopped sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
- ½ chopped marinated artichoke hearts
- 2 oz crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To begin, melt butter in a large deep skillet or a Dutch oven, add garlic.
- Place chicken broth, half and half and milk into the skillet, bring to a boil.
- Add pasta, cover (allow room for steam, however, or your milk will bubble over and burn) and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cook until the pasta is al dente, adding more milk if necessary to maintain a creamy consistency; season with salt and pepper.
- Stir in the chicken, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives.
- Top with crumbled feta just before serving.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 96mgSodium 686mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 22g