White Cheddar Cheese adds a sharp, unique flavor to this white sauce pasta with chicken. Perfect for a weeknight meal in 30 minutes.Jump to Recipe
My favorite type of cheese is extra sharp cheddar cheese. We have a few recipes that use white cheddar cheese, and it’s delicious. We never seem to use a full block, so we have to find ways to use leftovers. Justin came up with white cheddar chicken pasta one night using a few different leftovers.
The first time I used white cheddar cheese was to make French Onion Steaks. I’ll be honest, before that, I didn’t know there was white cheddar cheese! I’ve always loved yellow cheddar cheese, though.
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 elementary school 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.
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. Flip as needed, until it is cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the pan and cut it into strips.
Pour in the white wine and milk.
Slowly whisk in 2 tbsp of flour and raise the heat to medium-high.
Bring the sauce to a boil while stirring constantly for about one minute. Then turn the heat to low and stir in the cheese
Place each portion of pasta on your serving plates. Top with chicken and pour the sauce over everything. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.
Originally Published On: December 3, 2018
Last Updated On: January 24, 2020
White Cheddar Chicken Pasta
- 8 oz linguine noodles
- 1/4 cup all-purpose 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 all-purpose 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
45 thoughts on “White Cheddar Chicken Pasta”
My husband rocks when it comes to making sauce, they always turn out amazing. I also am a huge fan of extra sharp cheddar, I think it’s the best kind out there.
Yes, these men are amazing! 🙂 And you’re so right, extra sharp cheddar is the best.
I love pasta and this one sounds so so so good! I need a new pasta dish!
This is so easy to put together, and it’s delicious! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
You always have the best recipes on your site. I love pasta so much and I can see myself making this. So yummy.
Thanks, April! Pasta usually goes over very well here, too, so we make it a lot.
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!
Awesome! I hope you guys enjoy it 🙂
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!
Follow-up: we tried this tonight – yummy!
Hah, we have a few recipes that aren’t to be messed with, too! Here it’s Justin’s BBQ Burgers. I’m glad you guys all liked this one and sounds like there wasn’t any revolt! 🙂
Ooh, this looks good! We’re big pasta fans in my house… and my daughter absolutely loves chicken, so she’d adore this dish!
It sounds like this is a great one for your family, then!
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.
Hah, I know what you mean. I just make sure to do an extra-long morning walk if I know we are having something like this for dinner 😉
This is amazing recipe, we tried something similar to this, but This is looks delicious and surely need to try it.
It’s so yummy, and pretty easy to put together, too, which is always a bonus!
I made this exact same dish and it turned out delicious! Love using extra sharp cheddar for cooking!
Awesome! Extra sharp cheddar is the best!!
Very easy and delicious recipe! Everyone who eats meat like chicken, it’s a great sunday get-together meal! White wine or red?
You could make it without chicken, too, as the sauce is delicious. I believe my husband had some white wine with this one.
That dish looks so delicious, I could almost taste it through the screen. yummy!
Those are the best recipes, when you know just what it will taste like just by seeing it!
This is such a great way to change up our tired pasta routine! My husband will absolutely love this recipe.
We are always looking to create new sauces for pasta. I get bored with it if we have the same thing all the time.
My mouth is watering just reading your description of the sauce- I think I have a cheese addiction! What an easy and delicious meal to keep in the rotation. Yum!
Oh, I totally have a cheese addiction. I find myself craving it and go to the fridge just to grab a handful of shredded cheese or cut a slice off a block we have.
Yum, this does look good! I love your recipes. We love everything with cheese.
We all really love cheese at my house, too, so anything cheesy goes over well here.
I love pasta! Anytime, anywhere! I will definitely try out your recipe!
We tend to do pasta often, too. It’s something my whole family (usually) agrees on.
You had me at white cheddar! I love cheesy pastas so this recipe is definitely going on the list fo this week!
Cheesy pastas are my favorite, too. I’ve made this one quite a few times now since it’s so yummy.
I’m partial to lighter, creamier cheese but my spouse (who’s also the cook!) likes sharper ones. So this will definitely happen 🙂 Looks delicious!
I like some light cheeses, but the sharp ones are my favorite. I hope you can both enjoy this pasta 🙂
I have bookmarked it! I am a huge fan of Pasta, especially cheesy chicken pasta! 😋 I will try your recipe for sure 😍
Awesome, I’d love to know what you think once you make it!
Great idea! I’m always looking for easy recipes to prepare dinner fast, but which are nutritious as well! Cheddar cheese is not easy to find here in Europe though, I have never tried it myself! What other type of cheese could replace the cheddar?
Oh man, I would be so sad if I couldn’t find cheddar cheese! You could try substituting with Monterey Jack cheese if you can get that where you are.
My other half loves his chicken so will be saving this for sure. Also he is a massive fan of pasta too xx
It sounds like this is a perfect meal for him, then!
Ooooh, this looks really simple to make and really interesting. I want to try this! What kind of pasta do you recommend or do you have any personal favorites? I have been really interested in trying new kinds of pasta lately since I received French pasta for Christmas.
I usually use fettuccine noodles. It’s one of the few that I can buy in whole-grain at my local grocery store, so it’s my go-to for meals like this.
We make versions of chicken with pasta eery week! This one sounds really good. Im going to show to my hubs!
Oh, I hope you guys enjoy this one then, too!