Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Creamy Pesto Pasta with Cheesy Chicken and Garlic Bread

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Steam 10 mins
  • Cook 15 mins
  • Total 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

TIP: For even crispier and toastier garlic bread, open up top of  foil packet slightly during Step 5. 


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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Level 1 (Combi Cooker Pan)

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 jars (15 ounces each) Alfredo sauce
  • 1 box (16 ounce) penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Level 2 (Bake Tray)

  • 4 slices crusty Italian bread, cut 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 4 frozen breaded chicken patties (3 ounce each)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Step 1

    Combine water, Alfredo sauce, and penne pasta in the Combi Cooker Pan then slide the pan into Level 1.

  • Step 2

    Place Italian bread on a 12-inch piece of aluminum foil. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of oil on the exposed side of the bread, then season each piece with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Wrap the foil over the top of the bread slices to seal, and place packet on one side of the Bake Tray.

  • Step 3

    Place the chicken cutlets on the Bake Tray next to the foil packet. Slide the tray into Level 2.

  • Step 4

    Close door and flip the SmartSwitch to COMBI COOKER. Select COMBI MEALS set temperature to 390°F and set time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP and begin cooking (the unit will steam for 10 minutes).

  • Step 5

    When the countdown timer has 5 minutes remaining, open door and remove Bake Tray. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of chicken cutlets. Slide the tray back into Level 2 and close the door to continue cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove tray and pan. Add pesto and peas in the Combi Cooker Pan with the pasta, then stir to combine.