Decadently Delicious Creamy Pasta

Decadently Delicious Creamy Pasta

A delicious creamy chicken pasta with bacon, baby spinach and semi dried tomatoes
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pasta
Servings 4


  • 6L slow cooker


  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets, sliced into strips
  • 3 rashers short cut bacon, sliced into thin strips
  • 270 gram jar semi dried tomatoes (drained well)
  • 600 ml cooking cream
  • 250 ml Light Philadelphia cream cheese for cooking (sold in tub)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 60 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 200 gram Trivelle (spiral) pasta – added raw
  • Parmesan cheese to serve


  • Add chicken, bacon and tomatoes to slow cooker
  • Combine the cream and cream cheese with the garlic powder, corn flour and pepper and pour over the chicken and bacon in the slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 4hrs 30mins
  • Stir in through spinach leaves and pasta
  • Cook for an additional 45-60mins or until pasta is tender to your liking
  • Serve with a little shaved or grated parmesan cheese
Keyword Bacon, chicken, Cream, Pasta, Spinach, Tomato

9 thoughts on “Decadently Delicious Creamy Pasta”

  1. Does the bacon go in raw? And can you tell us if “cooking cream” is “heavy cream” in the US, or “light cream”? Thanks very much.

    1. Hi Theo yes the bacon goes in raw. For us in Australia, cooking cream is one that resists splitting when heated. Do you have one like that? Otherwise, the corn flour you are adding should see you safe from splitting anyway if you use a regular cream that you’d cook with 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe twice now and it’s a winner! I added diced pumpkin last night with about 2 hours to go and it was delicious!
    Will definitely be on my regular rotation

  3. 5 stars
    Cooked this twice now. First a double batch which needed a very long time for the pasta to cook and tonight a single batch. Our family absolutely loves this and fights over leftovers. Easily feeds 6 of us with a slice of garlic bread. Thanks Paulene.

  4. Jamielee Kershaw

    5 stars
    Yesterday I made this dish for the first time, it did not disappoint.
    Was so rich & creamy. I followed the recipe exactly, only added in some Cajun spice & some chicken booster powder & served with garlic bread.
    I will definitely be making it again, only next time I might halve all the ingredients to make it a smaller serve.
    Thank you Paulene for this delicious recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    This is so much better than expected!!! Used slightly less chicken. Pre cooked the bacon, I like crispy bacon, not fatty bacon. Added raw, chopped up onion. Swapped garlic powder for minced garlic. Added black pepper and Tuscan season – just for personal preference.
    4hr 30 min on low was perfect.

  6. 4 stars
    Tried this foe the first time, was very nice a had nice flavour.
    I’ll definitely make it again and maybe try adding some sliced mushroom.

  7. Omg, I made this dish yesterday for dinner. Winner, winner chicken dinner. Family absolutely loved it. Will definitely be making it again. I cooked Gluten free pasta separate and added it in the last half hour. It was so good.

  8. 4 stars
    This recipe definitely dreamy and delicious.. I altered a few things, it was starting to.get too thick so I added a cup of white wine. I also fried the bacon and fresh garlic at the end and threw it in. yummy ?

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