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Tuxedo Pasta Recipe

Tuxedo Pasta Recipe

With chicken and veggies, this pasta medley in a mild lemon and wine sauce is a complete meal in one that’s a snap to assemble. I try to keep leftover chicken or turkey on hand so that I can fix this dish whenever I want. –Jackie Hannahs, Fountain, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the chicken, zucchini, mushrooms and red pepper in 2 tablespoons butter for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the lemon juice and wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in the cheese, basil and remaining butter. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 289 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Reviews for Tuxedo Pasta

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"This one was just "eh" for me. Not bad....but didn't have any wow factor, and based on the reviews, that's what I thought it would have. I even added some garlic and Italian seasoning......disappointing"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"This dish was FABULOUS! I was looking for a new zuchinni recipe and came across this one. It fit the bill perfectly! I used the "fresh" basil in the tube since it's all I had on hand. If quick and delicious is on your mind, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Very fresh/refreshing flavor. Loved this dish."

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"We eat this at least once a month with what ever pasta I have and what ever veggies are available. Made it with out the red peppers once and it was not as good! A total family favorite."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I have made this 3 times this month, it is my new favorite go to pasta dish for the summer! I have varied it a few ways, using lime juice instead of lemon or white wine vinegar instead. Its definitely better with fresh basil. And I have never done the cucumbers simply bc we don't eat them, but have added yellow pepper or green pepper instead (the yellow was tastier). Love this dish!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I made this years ago, then lost the recipe. The flavors in this dish blend so well together, but whatever you do...don't skimp & use grated cheese or basil from a jar! It's worth a trip to the store to get these items fresh...they absolutely MAKE the dish. I also added fresh lemon peel."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"Potato Soup

7 cups cubed peeled potatoes -- (7 to 7 1/2)
4 cups chicken broth ( reduced-sodium )
1 cup water
2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons dried dill weed
1 can evaporated milk -- (12 oz)
In a large crockpot, combine first ten ingredients.
Cover and cook on high for 7 hours or until the
vegetables are tender.
Add milk. Stir to blend and heat.
Use a hand mixer to blend some of the "chunks" to thicken
soup. Fix to preference: to thicken further use potato
flakes & to thin soup,add regular milk."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"Also good with frozen shrimp instead of chicken and fresh diced tomato thrown in at the end"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2009

"I use frozen vegetables and also add parsley. I've even used canned chicken for a fast meal.


Reviewed Jun. 12, 2009

"Does your family like celery? Peel it first with a potato peeler to make the celery tender. Or consider sundried tomatoes."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2009

"I think it would be ok without peppers. My family dosen't like peppers. I am going to make this tonite so i'll let you know tomorrow am"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2009

"I don't care for peppers, so can I omit them all together? Any suggestions?"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.