Dinner Tonight: Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta

We’re always looking for ways to make noodles in our house…noodle night is a big deal to my kiddos…they love them some pasta!

This little noodle night was really quite simple because most everything cooked right in the slow cooker.  You just put everything inside and then when you’re ready to eat, dinner is done!  Love it!

This recipe serves four adults.





Shopping List
1 pound of uncooked chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted, doesn’t matter)
1 cup of chicken stock (or water)
1 (1 oz) packet of Italian dressing mix (the powdered kind)
1 onion, chopped
1 (10 oz) can of tomato soup
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
4 ounces of cream cheese (half a block)
about half a pound of pasta, cooked  (I used shells)
Grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
Fresh basil to garnish

In your slow cooker, add in your chicken, stock, packet of dry seasoning mix, onion, tomato soup and diced tomatoes.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high about 3 hours.

Thirty minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and shred the chicken right inside the slow cooker using two forks.  Turn the heat to high and add in your four ounces of cream cheese.  Add the lid back and cook on high the last 30 minutes.

Right before you serve, add your hot and cooked pasta to the slow cooker and stir everything together.  Ladle pasta into bowls and garnish with some grated Parmesan and fresh basil.

I think the key to a good slow cooker meal is adding a little freshness at the end.  The grated cheese and fresh basil really brighten up the supper.  Sometimes, I’ll cook the pasta in the slow cooker but in this recipe, you really don’t want the pasta to absorb all of the sauce, so I cook up the pasta right before serving.

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta is the perfect little weeknight supper for your crew.

Enjoy!

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  • Laura H January 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Yup, this is going to be dinner tonight! Thanks for saving me from serving online for a recipe for dinner πŸ™‚ Now I have a good extra 10 minutes to read a magazine while I drink my coffee since I can check that off my list!

  • Narci January 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    This looks so easy and tasty! Yum!! ❀️

  • Lollipops & Pig Tails January 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I am going to give this a try tomorrow night!

  • Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom January 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    1/2 lb. of cooked pasta is how much dry pasta?

  • Mix and Match Mama January 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    It's the same cooked or dry…it's about half a box or bag of pasta (they're typically a pound). Enjoy!

  • Haley Southey January 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Wow, this sounds delicious! Making it.

  • mandykay January 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    looks like we will be adding this to our menu for the week! I have to tell you I am sooo thankful I found your blog, I am a newly sahm who really was afraid to cook "outside of the box" ( literally… Haha) but thanks to your great recipes I have been serving my family great wholesome dinners I can be proud of! ☺️

  • Tanya January 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe cooked pasta weighs about 2.5 times more than the same amount of dry pasta (because it has absorbed so much water.) So I believe it would take about 3 ounces of dry pasta to equal 8 ounces cooked?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I clarified in the recipe…you'll measure out about half a pound of pasta (or more if you're trying to stretch the recipe to serve more) and cook it. That's it! Enjoy!!

  • KellyinPA January 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Any recipe that can start with frozen chicken breasts is alright with me:) I cannot eat dairy so I'm going to try it with DF cream cheese. Here's hoping it turns out as awesome as yours looks!

  • Cooking Up Faith January 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Pasta is one of my favorite dishes to pin!! I LOVE pasta recipes and this one looks worth pinning! πŸ™‚ Can't wait to try it out. Just for your blog too and will definitely be coming back!
    Cooking Up Faith
    http://www.cookingupfaith.org

  • Alicia January 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    This looks yummy! I am going to try it this week.

    One quick question – do you have any way to reduce the size of the photo in the print option? I prefer to include a photo of the recipe, but the default size is half the page, resulting in two pages printing. πŸ™ Is there a way to make it smaller? Am I missing a step?

    Thanks in advance,
    Alicia

  • Mix and Match Mama January 28, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Unfortunately, the size of the photo can't be changed when printing.

  • Anonymous January 29, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Made this was delicious! Easy&flavorful will continue to make for my fam. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Nikki January 29, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Made this for my peeps last night and EVERYONE loved it. That says a lot in our house. Both children and my husband went back for another bowl!

  • Celyn PS January 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    yum this looks and sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing!

    styleandchocolates

  • my3 kids January 31, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Making this for dinner tonight shay. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing:)

    Janice

  • Cindy February 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I made this last week and I couldn't get enough of it!

    I have been making at least one of your slow cooker recipes a week. Thank you so much for sharing them. My fiancee thinks I'm a kitchen master now. πŸ™‚

    Thank you again!

  • Ashley Romaglino March 5, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I have some anti-cream cheese people in my house-any ideas for substitutes? Sounds great otherwise-thanks!

  • Three Peas October 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Do you drain the canned tomatoes or include the juices? Thanks! Love your blog πŸ™‚

    • Mix and Match Mama October 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

      You do not drain. And thank you so much :).