Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta

Here’s the full recipe for Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta:


  • 1 box of cheese pasta-roni
  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 bag frozen California mix veggies
  • Milk (for the cheese mix)
  • Water (for the pasta)
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Begin by boiling the pasta according to the instructions on the box, usually for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook the cubed chicken breast until it’s fully cooked and no longer pink. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cheese packet from the pasta box and 1.5 cups of milk until well combined.
  4. In the same skillet used to cook the chicken, combine the cooked pasta, cheese mixture, frozen California mix veggies, cooked chicken, and 1/2 cup of water. Stir to mix everything together.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  6. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer.
  7. While simmering, add paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings according to your preferences.
  8. Continue cooking until the pasta is tender, adding more liquid (water or milk) if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  9. Once the pasta is cooked to your liking, fold in the shredded cheese until it’s fully melted and combined with the pasta mixture.
  10. Serve the cheesy chicken and veggie pasta hot, garnished with additional shredded cheese if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and comforting Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta!

Some popular questions and their answers related to Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta might include:

Q: Can I use different types of pasta for this recipe? A: Yes, you can use any type of pasta you prefer or have on hand. Rotini, penne, or farfalle would work well with this dish.

Q: Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen? A: Absolutely! You can use fresh vegetables instead of frozen. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they’re cooked through.

Q: How can I make this dish spicier? A: If you like a bit of heat, you can add some red pepper flakes or diced jalapeños to the dish. Alternatively, you can serve it with hot sauce on the side for those who enjoy extra spice.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, simply reheat it on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

Q: What other proteins can I use instead of chicken? A: You can substitute the chicken with cooked ground beef, turkey, or even tofu for a vegetarian option. Just ensure that the protein is fully cooked before adding it to the pasta mixture.

These are just a few examples of questions and answers that may arise regarding Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Pasta. Feel free to tailor the responses based on any specific inquiries or dietary preferences!