We all have that one meal that we always order at our favorite restaurant. The Pizza Hut chicken alfredo from their Tuscani pasta line is a crowd favorite that always gives us comfort and satisfaction with just one bite. The best thing is, we can enjoy it at all times by easily recreating it in our own kitchen! Pair it with our cheesy garlic bread for maximum fulfillment.
You can easily modify an alfredo recipe depending on your preference. If you want it to have a little kick, a dash of chili flakes can be added, or bacon bits for a more savory flavor. Our Pizza Hut pasta has pesto in it which adds a depth of flavor and an herby taste to the usual creamy pasta sauce. Now you don’t have to leave the house to savor the flavors of this creamy chicken pasta inspired by Pizza Hut at home!
How To Make Pizza Hut Chicken Alfredo Pesto (Copycat)
Our copycat Pizza Hut chicken alfredo recipe is a comforting creamy pasta dish layered with the salty and herby flavor of pesto. This dish is definitely perfect for celebrations or solo eating.
- 8 oz fusilli or rotini noodles, cooked and cooled
- 12 oz mozzarella cheese, grated and divided
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and ground black pepper , to taste
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered, divided
- 2 tbsp pesto sauce
- 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
- 2 tbsp basil, chopped
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F and by greasing your preferred baking dish.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter on medium-low heat.
Sauté garlic until translucent.
Add in milk and briefly simmer.
Add both cream cheese and ½ of the mozzarella cheese. Mix until smooth and melted.
Add both cooked chicken and pesto. Mix until evenly incorporated.
Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Adjust accordingly.
Pour and spread ⅓ of the sauce contents into the baking dish and add half of the noodles on top.
- Add ¼ of the remaining mozzarella and a little parmesan cheese.
Repeat the layering process until the top layer, which should be the last of the sauce.
- Top with more mozzarella and parmesan.
Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until top turns golden brown.
Serve hot and garnish with chopped basil.
- Sugar: 9g
- Calcium: 688mg
- Calories: 796kcal
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Cholesterol: 211mg
- Fat: 52g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 2mg
- Potassium: 527mg
- Protein: 53g
- Saturated Fat: 28g
- Sodium: 931mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 1974IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Commonly Asked Questions
What pasta is best for Alfredo?
For creamy sauces like alfredo, flat ribbon-like pasta is commonly recommended, such as fettuccine, linguine, and pappardelle. But you can also use shaped pastas like fusilli and rotini (as seen in this recipe), farfalle or bow tie, campanelle, and conchiglie that best hold hearty sauces.
What goes with chicken alfredo?
Aside from a good garlic bread stick, you can also serve this pasta with a side of salad such as this 25-minute grilled vegetable salad.
How can I make my white sauce creamier?
The consistency of your sauce really depends on the amount of dairy that you put in your dish. If you want to make your sauce thicker, then you can add a bit more cream cheese or parmesan cheese. On the other hand, if you want to make it thinner, then you can add in some milk or water.
ConclusionThis version of Pizza Hut chicken alfredo pesto pasta will definitely be a hit in your next gathering. For the white sauce pasta lovers out there, this recipe is definitely for you.
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