Every time I make dinner I think of all of the delicious sides I could add. Then, I find a way to integrate pasta. Oops. Yes, I’m pretty much a carb-aholic and as long as I balance it with something healthy, I’m giving in to the craving. I truly enjoy pasta – it’s one of my greatest pleasures, but I’m sure you have taken note of it if you’ve been following along through the years. This creamy fontina pasta is really easy and works well with just about any chicken dish. I love the minimal effort it requires and the great flavor.
Sometimes we hear the word creamy and you think that it must use cream or be a flour based sauce, but I think all of that is really unnecessary when you’re using fresh fontina. I just toss the hot pasta in a little melted butter until it’s coated and quickly toss it with shredded fontina. Simple, right? Sure, every now and then you’ll get a clump, but I call those bonus bites.
If you want to give this pasta even more flavor, toss it in the pan you made the chicken in. You won’t regret it. I tossed this creamy fontina pasta with peas and prosciutto stuffed chicken. You can also make a batch of my favorite homemade egg noodles if you really want to up your weeknight dinner game! Yum.
Creamy Fontina Pasta
- 1 lb pasta
- 1 c fontina freshly shredded
- 4 Tbsp butter
- Bring a pot of water to boil and prepare pasta.
- Strain pasta and toss with butter and cheese. Serve immediately.
Now that Adalyn has returned to school, I’m trying to make 10 minute dinners that don’t require a lot of effort so that we can spend more time at the dinner table, hearing about her day. It’s amazing how much they pack into 7 hours. I’m hoping by the end of week two we’ll hear a little more about highlights and a little less about tears, but I’m thankful for a great teacher and sweet little friends to help carry her through. I have so many fond memories of family dinners and want to provide the girls the same stability and safe place to talk about their day. Do you have family dinners? I can imagine how difficult it must be to continue them with a lot of activities.
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