One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta

This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

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So I have this group of friends from high school and we have started texting with each other every day. Like all the sudden I will have, literally, 49 new texts on my phone, and I’ve missed a whole conversation with them.  Or it will be a Friday night and I am sitting there giggling, seemingly to myself, because my friends are saying the most hilarious things ever.

Guys. I’m so scared that I’m accidentally going to text someone else what I mean to text them.

😂

This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

They are the best. They all have kids the ages of my kids. They all work their tails off at work and at home. And they are all doing their best to balance it all . . . and not murder anyone.  And, ironically, I realized today, none of us have sisters.  But we all have each other!

This summer has been borderline torture, and I don’t think I could have gotten through it without inappropriate texts with them.  They are just the best.

This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

Anyway, when I told them about this recipe they said, “You had me at one pot.”

One pot meals are like the holy grail. They aren’t as easy to come up with as food bloggers make it seem, because it seems like there is some sort of ingredient that you need to make in something else. But this really is all made in one pot!  And it really is super delicious.  The flavors meld together perfectly, and there is the added bonus of the cooked chicken (use some rotisserie!), some jarred alfredo, and taco seasoning. They make this FAST!  In making this for a video (that I had to do twice) and multiple photo shoots, I could now make this in my sleep . . . and I’m still not sick of it! It’s so easy and so delicious!

This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

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One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen corn, or the corn from two ears
  • 2 cups dry penne
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 14 oz jarred alfredo
  • 2 TBSPS taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 TBSP of olive oil, and then the diced red pepper. Cook until soft, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add water to the saucepan, bring to a boil, and add the penne. One minute before you need to remove the pasta (according to package directions), add the frozen corn. Drain the cooked pasta and warmed corn and return to the pan.
  3. Stir in the cooked pepper, chicken, and black beans. Then stir in the alfredo sauce and taco seasoning.
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This One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta is super easy to throw together, makes the perfect weeknight meal, and is absolutely delicious!

Comments

  1. Lindsey K says

    I made this tonight for a quick supper. It was pretty good and definitely easy. I do feel like it could use another flavor though. Next time I make it, I might try to add some cilantro or lime juice to it. My hubby suggested adding a few jalapenos to the top!

    • Julie says

      I agree to your post. I really like this recipe but it is definitely missing something so I will use cilantro next time and I think tomatoes sounds great.

  2. Karen says

    I’ve made this for dinner twice now and everyone loves it!! I’m cooking for my parents now also and they won’t eat black beans so I had to substitute pinto beans, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. SO GOOD! Thank you 🙂

      • Karen says

        Oh wow! I can’t believe more people aren’t all over this one! Seriously, this is a huge favorite of mine. Maybe you should repost it and with the headline “Listen Up!”, lol. I’ll definitely tell everyone I know about it…. this is a gem that needs to come out of hiding 😉

  3. Vicki says

    Made this last night, and doubled the corn while omitting the black beans (family preference). And while everyone did enjoy the dish, I agree with some of the other reviews – while this is a great recipe, it just needs a little something more. Next time I’ll add diced green chilies and fresh cilantro. And there will be a next time!

    • says

      Thanks for this comment Vicki! I think I’m going to remake the video for this soon and try it with the green chilies. I just worry that my kids will freak over the extra spice, but I’m sure the adults will like it more that way.

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