One Pot Alfredo

One Pot Alfredo is creamy comfort food at it’s best. Made with rigatoni pasta cooked in broth then coated in a cheesy Alfredo sauce made with cream and parmesan cheese. and then is tossed with green peas and crispy cooked bacon. 

If your looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, this One Pot Alfredo is a delicious option. This recipe will give all the satisfaction and comfort of a pasta meal without all the mess. Its a meal kids and adults both will love!

Italian Style Dinner Made In One Pot

Making an alfredo dinner in one pot may sound a little strange, but it is very possible! The first time this concept was brought to my attention I thought it was a crazy way to make a pasta meal.

However, after giving it a try, I realized that the pasta had flavor from the broth it was cooked in and that made the meal even more delicious! Everything from the bacon, the pasta, and the sauce is made in just one pot!

ziti cooking in pot

What You Need To Make A One Pot Alfredo Dinner

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*Please see the recipe card for complete ingredient list and instructions.*

I have found that the Dutch oven works best for me. A large skillet would probably work but it would need to have tall sides so that it could hold all the liquid and pasta.

A good quality bacon

Rigatoni Pasta

Green Peas

Heavy Cream

Chicken Broth – this is the brand that I buy.

Tips and Substitutions

  • I highly recommend that dried Parmesan is not substituted for fresh Parmesan. Dried will give the sauce a graininess
  • Substitute half and half or whole milk for the heavy cream
  • Substitute penne or ziti pasta for the Rigatoni
  • Add cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta for a protein boost
  • Substitute chopped broccoli for the peas
a bowl full of rigatoni pasta with an alfredo sauce, bacon, and peas

Other One Pot Recipes You May Enjoy

Black Bean Chili

Boiled Ham Dinner (Instant Pot Recipe)

Cabbage and Kielbasa Skillet

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup (Instant Pot Recipe)

Chicken Taco Soup (Instant Pot Recipe)

Crockpot Venison Stew

Crockpot Stuffing

Instant Pot Venison Stew

One Dish Pepperoni Pizza

*If you made this One Pot Alfredo with Bacon and Peas, please give it a star rating*

One Pot Alfredo

One Pot Alfredo

Rigatoni Pasta is coated in a creamy cheesy alfredo sauce and tossed with green peas and bacon for a simple one pot meal.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alfredo with Bacon and Peas, One Dish Pasta Recipe, One Pot Alfredo
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 339kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon chopped and divided
  • 2 cups dried rigatoni pasta
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • [mv_schema_meta name="cook the bacon and remove"]In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside. [mv_img id="26854"]
  • [mv_schema_meta name="add garlic to bacon grease"]Add the garlic to the bacon grease and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the pasta, chicken broth, water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. [mv_img id="26855"]
  • [mv_schema_meta name="cook pasta"]Simmer the pasta for 15 minutes, or until the pasta is is just tender and toothsome. [mv_img id="26856"]
    pasta cooking in a pot
  • [mv_schema_meta name="add remaining ingredients"]Stir in the peas, heavy cream, 1/2 of the cooked bacon, and parmesan cheese. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until the sauce is heated through and cheese has melted. Garnish with remaining bacon. [mv_img id="26857"]

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • I highly recommend that dried Parmesan is not substituted for fresh Parmesan. Dried will give the sauce a graininess
  • Substitute half and half or whole milk for the heavy cream
  • Substitute penne or ziti pasta for the Rigatoni
  • Add cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta for a protein boost
  • Substitute chopped broccoli for the peas

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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