Rustic Tomato Fettuccine

    45 minutes

    A great Italian dish; easy to make, pleasing all the pasta lovers in my family. Serve with a Caesar salad, garlic bread and a nice red wine.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g dry fettuccine pasta
    • 1 cup (250ml) olive oil, divided
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    • 3 tablespoons basil pesto
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 3 cloves garlic, diced
    • 250g sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and diced
    • 60g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 1/2 cup (125g) ricotta cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Set aside to cool then slice into bite-size pieces. In a medium bowl combine remaining olive oil, pesto, basil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and ricotta. Mix until smooth.
    3. In the saucepan toss fettuccine with sauce and chicken. Cook on low heat 5 minutes or until heated through.

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    This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I did however make a few changes of my own. I used penne & I only used 3/4 cup of olive oil and added 1 cup of white cooking (or house) wine or else it was too greasy. I also added in the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes for extra flavor (it's only about a tblsp full). I also rinsed and reused my pot after making the pasta. Used a little of my 3/4 cup of olive oil to brown my garlic and then added all of my other ingredients. Then added my pasta at the end. I didn't add any chicken this time but usually use shrimp instead. Every time I make this dish, it goes as quick as the wind! My fianc'e loves Macaroni Grill and they have something similar which led me to try to somewhat duplicate it. It does take some time to prep and can be a bit pricey to make but it is very well worth the time and money!! =)  -  01 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very good. I didn't add all the oil that was called for because it seemed like a lot. But that ended up being a mistake cause it was a bit dry.  -  04 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Hmmm...I thought this sounded great, but it was really lacking flavor. I used only 1/4 cup of oil and it was still way to greasy. The combination sounds good so I'll play with it but I think next time I'm going to add more feta (double), even less oil (1/8 cup?) some red pepper, and saute the garlic (4 cloves) before adding it to the mix. At the suggestion of a friend, I'll try adding some bacon too!  -  22 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)