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4 Cheese Linguine w/Chicken

4 Cheese Linguine w/Chicken

Kim Duncan-OlderWiserMoneyMiser.com
Classic pasta and cheese dish made easy! Simple enough for a weekday meal but special enough for a date night or company.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 16 oz package linguine, cooked to al dente and drained
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Provolone Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 lemon wedges


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid to thin sauce, if needed.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan & set aside. 

    Ingredients for 4 Cheese Linguine w/Chicken
  • Heat additional teaspoon olive oil, if needed. Add chicken to pan and cook through, about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Return mushrooms & garlic to pan and stir in heavy cream. Heat and stir until bubbly.  Add a bit of the reserved pasta water, if needed.

  • Add cooked pasta to pan. Top with all the shredded cheeses. Stir pasta until coated with sauce and all cheeses are melted and combined.

  • Turn pasta mixture onto a serving platter and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.

Keyword Cheese, Chicken, Italian, Linguine