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Kids cooking school is fun and rewarding! This Lotsa Pasta recipe was a huge hit here at Little Sprouts. Even the picky eaters like it. 

Creamy Chicken, Bacon and Pea Pasta "Hamburger Helper"

Chicken and veggie pasta with a creamy sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chicken, homemade hamburger helper, pasta, peas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Christina

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pkg pasta of your choice
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme or dill
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 1 pkg cream cheese or plain Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 C. parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and dump into colander to drain. 

  2. Add bacon to pan. Cook on medium heat until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside on plate lined with a paper towel to drain. 
  3. In same pan with bacon fat, cook chicken on medium heat until no longer pink in center, or to 165 degrees. You can also poke chicken with a fork and if the juices run clear, it’s done. Remove cooked chicken from pan and set aside. 
  4. Cut up onion and cook in pan on medium heat until tender and translucent. 
  5. Add garlic, herbs of choice, milk, sour cream (or cream cheese or yogurt), salt, pepper and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and cook until thick and bubbly. Sauce can be thinned with pasta water, chicken stock, water or milk.
  6. Add peas and cook until just warmed through.

  7.  Slice or shred chicken and add to pan. 
  8. Add pasta and bacon. Stir until mixed well.