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One Pot Alfredo Pasta with Bacon and Peas

a creamy, cheesy one pot pasta with peas and bacon

Cuisine American
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
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  • 10 slices center cut bacon uncooked and sliced into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 oz dry shells (I use barilla white fiber or whole grain)
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 ½ cups sweet peas frozen


  1. In a large deep skillet add the pieces of bacon and cook over medium heat until crispy. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 25 seconds. Drain off the grease. Stir in pasta, water, chicken brother, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Add the half and half, parmesan cheese, and peas. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until sauce is thickened for about 3-4 minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste. Sprinkle with extra crispy crumbled bacon and or parmesan cheese if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup

WW Green: 9 Points | WW Blue: 8 Points | WW Purple: 8 Points (4 points when using whole grain pasta)

350 Calories 13.5g fat, 6g saturated fat, 40g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 2.5g sugar, 18.2g protein