Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli

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Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Chicken Alfredo is a favorite comfort food! But life just got better with this Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta thats on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! Your family will love it! 

Ok, this recipe is for all you moms out there.

When Cason was little he used to eat vegetables like it was his job. There was not a vegetable he didn’t try. I loved it and felt like I was supermom getting my kid to eat vegetables.

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Surely he would be that way for all time.

Oh what a delusional world I lived it.

Little man turned two and a half and decided that he all of a sudden didn’t want vegetables. All he wanted was Mac and Cheese.

Ugh.. mom fail.

I was determined to sneak in any vegetables I could to his diet and this Skinny chicken Alfredo with Broccoli I was hoping would do the trick.  The day came and I cooked everything up, plated it and sat down with my little guy to see what would happen.  He looked at it and the first thing out of his mouth.

“Mommy I don’t like it”.

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

So of course I jumped right in there with logic, because we all know that two and half year olds understand and exude logic.

“Buddy you haven’t even tried it”.

His response remained the same.  So sometime over the next couple of minutes of begging and pleading he allowed a bite to slip into his mouth.  “Mommy I like it, its good.”

For all of you out there who have had the joy of living with a two year old you will understand, that phrase, all be it, few and far between is one of the most rewarding you can hear.  I’m hoping you have the same success as I did.

 

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

This recipe has not one, not two, but three vegetables in it and your child or YOUR HUSBAND hehe will never know!

Fresh Spinach Pasta, Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce and Broccoli Florets {aka “trees” thats what we call them at home}, its the perfect surprise sneak attack that your family will never seen coming.

The best thing about this recipe is its done in 30 minutes … which is my new standard cooking time these days!

This Chicken Alfredo recipe seriously tastes just like the stuff you’d get in the restaurant except its half the calories!

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Spinach Pasta, and Broccoli - all on the table in 30 minutes! YES please! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 21 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Poultry, Pasta

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. of fresh spinach pasta (I got mine at Sprouts, but you can get it at most grocery stores)
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, put into a large saucepan over low heat to keep warm.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add broccoli florets. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until they turn bright green – scoop florets out of water and place in a bowl of ice water to shock the broccoli and stop the cooking process.
  3. Add fresh spinach pasta to the same boiling water you added broccoli too. Cook pasta for 2-3 minutes – or whatever the package instruction say.
  4. Remove pasta from water and place in large saucepan with cauliflower alfredo sauce, add broccoli and chicken to the saucepan as well. Gently toss with tongs till everything is coated with the alfredo sauce.
  5. Serve.

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44 Responses
  1. What a delicious looking dish! My kids called broccoli florets “dinosaur trees” – that was the only way I could get them to eat them. I know my whole family would love this recipe. Pinned!

  2. This pasta looks so creamy and decadent – I can’t believe it is healthy! Those photos are gorgeous – it is making my mouth water! Pinning this to try later – I need to make this cauliflower sauce!

  3. I love the colour of that pasta! My daughter was the same, she ate EVERYTHING. Now, at 3.5, and still a good eater, I hear all the time “I don’t like that.” When she finally tries a bite, I can tell she likes it but does not want to admit to it, lol. Thankfully she owns up and devours the bowl, but I feel your pain!

  4. Being a nanny, I experience some of this. The worst is when the kiddo turns around the next day and won’t touch the dish they just liked the day before!

    1. Ughh.. so glad you can relate. It was like all of a sudden he switched! Major feats when I can get him to eat them. Thank you for the sweet comments girl!

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