White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

My favorite type of cheese is an extra sharp cheddar cheese. We have a few recipes that also use white cheddar cheese, and it’s delicious. Our problem is the amount. I can only find the cheese in an 8oz block and most of my recipes call for either 2oz or 4oz. 

The last time we had some of this leftover cheese, we decided to make a pasta with the cheese. Well, I have to give the proper credit, this recipe was all Justin’s idea, I just helped along the way.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

The white cheddar cheese gives a sharpness to the pasta sauce that makes it a bit different from most white sauces we’ve made before. And the sauce comes out very creamy, which I always prefer. 

The meal didn’t take too long to make, either. Only about 30 minutes, so it’s something that could easily be thrown together on a busy weeknight. With Tyler in kindergarten now and Justin is his Den Leader for Cub Scouts, our weeknights have been getting busier every week.

Step by Step

Cook the pasta as directed.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Meanwhile, mix 1/4 cup of flour with the basil, salt, and pepper. Coat each chicken breast in the flour mixture. 

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Then place the chicken in the warm pan. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the chicken, turning as needed, until it is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into strips.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta
White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Pour in the white wine and milk. Slowly whisk in 2 tbsp of flour and raise the heat to medium-high.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Bring the sauce to a boil while stirring constantly for about one minute. Then turn the heat to low and stir in the cheese unti it’s melted. 

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Place each portion of pasta on your serving plates. Top with chicken and pour the sauce over everything. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta
White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

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White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, chicken, pasta
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote


  • 8 oz linguine noodles
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • Cook the linguine according to the directions
  • Combine 1/4 cup of flour with the basil, salt, and pepper
  • Coat each chicken breast with the flour mixture
  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter
  • Add the chicken to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, flipping as needed
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into strips
  • Pour in the white cooking wine and milk
  • Slowly whisk in the flour and raise the heat to medium-high
  • Bring to a boil for about one minute, stirring constantly
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cheese, stirring until it’s melted
  • Place a serving of pasta on each plate, top with chicken and cover with the sauce
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White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

15 thoughts on “White Cheddar Chicken Pasta”

  1. Pinning this asap! My husband and I are obsessed with pasta and must try this as soon as possible. Definitely going on next weeks meal plan!

  2. OK, def gonna have to try this sometime. My hubby has cornered the market in our house on making homemade mac’n’cheese, but this is just enough different that I can get away with making it/not causing a revolt!

  3. You had me at cheese. I love cheese sauces (but they don’t love my hips so much). I like this combination – it’s like mac n cheese with spaghetti and chicken added. LOVE IT.

  4. This is amazing recipe, we tried something similar to this, but This is looks delicious and surely need to try it.

  5. Very easy and delicious recipe! Everyone who eats meat like chicken, it’s a great sunday get-together meal! White wine or red?

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