Creamy Rotini with Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

Looking for a simple yet flavorful dish that comes together quickly? Try this Creamy Rotini with Chicken and Mushroom! By boiling rotini pasta in chicken broth and mixing it with a can of cream of chicken or mushroom soup, you create a deliciously creamy and satisfying meal. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights when you need something tasty and comforting without spending too much time in the kitchen.


  • 8 oz rotini pasta: Rotini’s spirals hold onto the creamy sauce beautifully.
  • 4 cups chicken broth: Adds rich flavor to the pasta as it cooks.
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup: Provides a creamy, savory base.
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup: Adds an earthy depth of flavor.
  • Salt and pepper to taste: For seasoning.
  • Optional garnishes: Fresh parsley, grated Parmesan cheese.


  1. Boil the Pasta:
    • In a large pot, bring 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil.
    • Add the rotini pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente, usually about 7-9 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • While the pasta is cooking, combine the cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup in a bowl.
    • Mix until well blended.
  3. Combine and Heat:
    • Once the pasta is cooked, do not drain it completely. Leave a little broth in the pot to help mix the sauce.
    • Add the soup mixture to the pasta.
    • Stir well over medium heat until the pasta is thoroughly coated and the sauce is heated through.
  4. Season and Serve:
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Optionally, garnish with fresh parsley or grated Parmesan cheese.
    • Serve hot and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love It

  1. Quick and Easy: Minimal ingredients and simple steps make this dish perfect for busy nights.
  2. Flavorful: Boiling pasta in chicken broth infuses it with rich flavor.
  3. Creamy and Comforting: The combination of cream of chicken and mushroom soups creates a deliciously creamy sauce.
  4. Versatile: Can be customized with additional ingredients like vegetables or cooked chicken.
  5. One-Pot Meal: Fewer dishes to clean, making cleanup a breeze.
  6. Kid-Friendly: The creamy, mild flavors appeal to kids.
  7. Budget-Friendly: Uses affordable pantry staples.
  8. Satisfying: Hearty enough to be a complete meal on its own.
  9. Great Leftovers: Tastes just as good the next day.
  10. Customizable: Easily adaptable to suit different tastes and dietary needs.

Tips for Making

  • Pasta Choice: Rotini is great for holding sauce, but you can use other pasta shapes like penne or farfalle.
  • Additional Protein: Add cooked chicken, turkey, or even canned tuna for extra protein.
  • Vegetables: Stir in steamed broccoli, peas, or sautéed mushrooms for added nutrition and flavor.
  • Herbs and Spices: Enhance the flavor with garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning.
  • Cheese: Mix in shredded cheddar or mozzarella for an extra cheesy dish.

How to Store

  • In the Refrigerator: Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat on the stove over medium heat, adding a splash of milk or broth to thin the sauce if needed. Alternatively, microwave in a microwave-safe dish, stirring occasionally.
  • In the Freezer: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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