Healthier 30 Minute Chicken Spinach Alfredo

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  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp. light cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the penne in very salty water until al dente.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt butter in a separate large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant and cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add flour to butter and whisk to combine and form a roux. Let roux cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add milk a little at a time, whisking constantly to work out any lumps. Milk will thicken up quickly at the beginning, but as you whisk the rest of the milk in it will loosen the sauce.
  5. Cook sauce, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 6 minutes.
  6. Add cream cheese and whisk until cheese has melted.
  7. Remove sauce from heat and stir in parmesan cheese, shredded chicken, and spinach into sauce. Stir until cheese has melted.
  8. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper as necessary.
  9. Add cooked pasta to sauce and stir until the sauce evenly coats the noodles. Serve immediately.

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