Chicken Dishes, Dinner, Pasta

Jon’s “Take Out” Pasta: Sauteed Garlic, Alfredo & Pesto Sauce

I call this dish “Jon’s take out pasta” because it is so good, it could honestly be from a restaurant.

The recipe is courtesy of my friend Jon, who is also on a mission to become a better cook.


Such a simple recipe with premade sauces– although Jon assures me it’s taken him a lot of trial and error to figure out the exact ingredients to buy for this dish.

Here are all the ingredients you need for Jon’s Take-Out Pasta:

  • Olive Oil
  • one small clove garlic
  • Cavatappi Pasta
  • Alfredo Sauce (Jon likes Bove’s brand the best)
  • Pesto Sauce (Jon always buys Prego)


I decided to make this dish with chicken breast, although that’s not technically not part of Jon’s original masterpiece.

Basically, you bring the pasta to a boil:


At the same time, you finely chop the garlic and saute it in olive oil.IMG_0206.JPG

Once the garlic has become translucent, you can add chopped chicken breast and saute it as well.


You can simply skip that step.

Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the pan.  Then add alfredo and pesto sauce to taste.  Jon basically uses two parts alfredo to one part pesto, but you can play around with the ratios.

And that’s it!

I know it’s not really a fancy or new recipe but you’ve got to try it.

It’s so quick and easy and way to get something that tastes great, with a lot of oomph, that can satisfy a craving (and help you save money on takeout!).


I think lightly sauteed broccoli would probably go pretty well in this, but I’ll save that for next time.



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