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!
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!
What You Need To Make A One Pot Alfredo Dinner
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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.
[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"]
[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"]
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
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