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rasta pasta

Rasta Pasta

  • Author: Tatiana
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8


Rasta Pasta is a creamy Caribbean style pasta dish. It is bursting with colors and so many flavors. Ready in 30 minutes.


  • Penne pasta- 1 lb ( 500 g)
  • Vegetable oil- 3 tablespoons
  • Chicken breasts ( sliced)- 2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Jerk seasoning- 3 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper -to taste
  • Garlic cloves (minced)-4
  • Bell peppers (thinly sliced)- 3, red, green and orange
  • Chicken stock (or pasta water)- 1 cup
  • Cooking cream- 2 cups
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese- 1 cup
  • Green onion ( or parsley)- 2 tablespoons , optional


  • In a large pot heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken and season with jerk seasoning. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. At this point, start cooking pasta. Check the package instructions and cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water  until al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and bell peppers and cook for 40-50 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Pour the chicken stock and cooking cream into the pot. Add the parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to you liking. Bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add the cooked pasta  and give a nice stir.
  • Garnish with chopped chives or parsley. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Pasta recipes
  • Cuisine: Caribbean


  • Calories: 472 kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1168 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 292 mg

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