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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 is such a perfect dinner recipe because it all comes together in one pot and it is so fast.  If you are out of dinner ideas for tonight, make this One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo pasta, one pot pasta
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


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


  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 TBSP of olive oil, and then the diced red pepper and green chiles. Cook until the red peppers are soft, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add 4 cups of 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.
  • Stir in the cooked pepper and chiles, chicken, and black beans. Then stir in the alfredo sauce and taco seasoning.
  • Serve, topping with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños if you like!



Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 62.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 4mg