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One Pot Alfredo Pasta

This Alfredo pasta is an easy dinner recipe. All you do is combine just a handful of ingredients into a pot, boil, stir, and it’s ready to eat. It’s an easy one pot pasta recipe you can make on busy weeknights or anytime you’re craving Alfredo.

photo of alfredo pasta on a plate

Ever since I made the one pot pasta I’ve been wanting to experiment with other one-pot pasta recipes.

I loved how easy the first one was and I wanted to do something as easy so I wondered if I could make Alfredo pasta but instead of cooking the pasta separately, just toss all of the ingredients together in one pot.

I researched some recipes and I’m excited to share this version with you. This Alfredo pasta is creamy, cheesy, and ridiculously easy. I love that you only need one pot – the clean-up is so easy! It’s a perfect weeknight dinner.

close-up photo of a forkful of alfredo pasta

Ingredients

  • Farfalle pasta
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Fresh spinach
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley and ground peppers, for garnish

How to Make Alfredo Pasta in One Pot

photo of the ingredients in a pot

  • Place the pasta, garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, and spinach in a large pot. Bring it to a boil and then lower the temperature to maintain a low boil.
  • Place a lid slightly askew on top of the pot so that some of the steam can escape. Cook it for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Uncover the pot and continue boiling the pasta for another 5 minutes or until the pasta is tender and there is still a small amount of the liquid in the pot.
  • Turn off the heat and add the shredded cheese. Stir until it’s melted and coating the pasta. Garnish with the parsley and pepper and it’s ready to serve.

close-up photo of alfredo pasta

Recipe Variations

  • Pasta: I used farfalle and haven’t tested this recipe with other types of pasta. You can use another type of pasta as long as the cooking time on the package is the same as farfalle, which is about 11 to 12 minutes.
  • You can leave the spinach out if you prefer. Sometimes I add it and sometimes I don’t. It works well either way.
  • You can also add a protein. You can add shrimp which you can cook in the pot or you can add cooked chicken at the end with the cheese.

overhead photo of alfredo pasta

More One Pot Recipes to Try

If you like this one pot Alfredo pasta you might like to try some of these other easy recipes, too.

One Pot Alfredo Pasta

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
This one pot recipe is perfect for an easy dinner. Combine just a handful of ingredients into a pot, boil, stir, and it's ready to eat.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 bunch fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley optional, for garnish
  • black pepper optional, to taste

Instructions

  • Add pasta, garlic, chicken broth, cream, and spinach into a large, wide pot. Bring to a boil, and then lower stove temperature to keep it at a low boil, with lid only partially on. Stir a few times to mix. Boil for about 10 minutes. Remove lid and boil for an additional 5 minutes. Most of the sauce will be evaporated, but you want some remaining.
  • Turn off stove. Add in cheese and stir until melted. If desired, add black pepper to taste. Serve with fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from No. 2 Pencil

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 643kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 1172mg, Potassium: 442mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3485IU, Vitamin C: 14.3mg, Calcium: 637mg, Iron: 2mg, Net Carbs: 45g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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14 comments on “One Pot Alfredo Pasta”

  1. Did you say “easy dinner”? I am all about that and love this recipe, thanks!

  2. You add the spinach at the beginning of the cooking, will the leaves turn brown in stead of green?

  3. Yay! A new and easy recipe to try! Looks so easy, that I will have TC do it, haha! She really likes Alfredo…

  4. And this cooks the pasta fully?! Crazyy I sometimes undercook pasta when I am just boiling it alone

    • yes! I mean it’s cooking for about 15 minutes, which is enough time to cook pasta. though if yours isn’t done, you can keep it cooking longer.

  5. Great idea! I’ll have to try this version instead sometime.

  6. Just tried this  — word to the wise, 2 cups of parmesan cheese is wayyy too much! I only used 1.5 cups and even that was crazy strong. 

    • I agree that it is cheesy, but most alfredo sauces I’ve eaten are extremely cheesy. If you look up alfredo recipes, most use between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of parmesan cheese.

  7. these are greatttttttt, i’ve made them a lot of times and my sister love it (( since that she’s a very picky eater )) and sometimes i made the sauce a bit extra and keep the leftover sauce so when im not around, and if my sister feeling hungry she can just reheat this in a pot and add the pasta herself because she doesn’t really know how to cook.Thankyou so muchh !!

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