A Chardonnay-Friendly Creamy Pasta Recipe

chardIf yesterday’s Chardonnay sampler got you salivating for a dish to pair with America’s most popular white wine… here it is!

In addition to Chardonnay, this dish also makes a sublime companion to Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, and this recipe yields 5 servings.



  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  1. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté mushrooms and onions in butter for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.
  1. Add wine and garlic. Bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half (about 5 minutes).
  1. Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually add to mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  1. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
  1. Drain pasta. Add the pasta, chicken, capers, salt and pepper to cream sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  1. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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