Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summertime Leftovers Meal

In the carefree summertime it's good to have a few no pressure, no fussing meals to fall back on.
This simple meal takes less then 20 minutes to prepare and can be served up with a simple green salad and some bread. Here's my carefree pasta meal.

  • 12 ounce package of pasta, I used penne
  • 24 ounce jar of Alfredo or other sauce of your choice
  • 1-2 cups chopped roasted chicken
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions/scallions
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook 12 ounces of pasta of your choice in salted water to al dente and drain. 
  2. Leave in pot.
  3. Add a jar of Alfredo Sauce or your favorite sauce to the noodles. 
  4. Add some leftover chicken chopped into bite sized portions.
  5. Add fresh chopped tomatoes and chopped green onion. 
  6. Add fresh sliced mushrooms.
  7. Cook all ingredients together until sufficiently heated through.
  8. Season to taste and serve topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese!


  1. that actually sounds great I will do things like this on occasion as well

  2. That's my kind of of meal...and I like the idea of tossing in some frozen spinach.

  3. Perfect. I like the addition of spinach....great colour and what a good combination with the alfredo sauce..yum! You are right...carefree and hits the spot!

  4. Ellen this sound way to good to admit to using leftovers. . .you could have called it something fancier. . .it is my kind of meal.

  5. I really enjoy a quick "go to" meal. This sounds wonderful...lots of possibilities here.

  6. I love your site. I did this
    exact thing except I added yellow
    beans. I remember having yellow
    beans in creme sauce over potatoes
    as a child. I thought alfredo sauce
    and for starch noodles. I liked
    it and used some of my yellow

  7. This looks so good. We all have leftovers and it is good to use them up creatively so no one would even know they are leftovers. Thanks for submitting this. Kathy