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One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta

by Olivia

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Step into a world of vibrant flavors with our One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta. This delightful dish marries the creamy richness of alfredo sauce with the bold, zesty notes of southwestern cuisine. From succulent chicken to the crunch of black beans and the sweetness of corn, each ingredient plays a key role in creating a symphony of tastes. Let’s embark on a journey to a one-pot wonder that promises to satisfy your cravings and simplify your cooking.

Recipe Highlights: This Southwestern Alfredo Pasta isn’t just a meal; it’s a celebration of textures and tastes. The harmonious blend of diced red pepper, green chiles, penne pasta, corn, chicken, black beans, alfredo sauce, and taco seasoning creates a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious. The convenience of preparing everything in one pot ensures a hassle-free cooking experience.

 

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Tips and Notes:

Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of taco seasoning.
Substitute with whole wheat or gluten-free pasta for a healthier option.
Garnish with fresh cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.

Substitutions and Variations:

Swap chicken with shrimp or tofu for a different protein choice.
Experiment with different types of beans like pinto or kidney for added variety.

Closing: Our One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta isn’t just a meal; it’s a fiesta on your plate. Enjoy the convenience of one-pot cooking without compromising on flavor. Share the joy of this easy-to-make, delectable dish with friends and family, creating moments of warmth and togetherness.

One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta

One Pot Southwestern Alfredo Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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 sauce
  • 2 TBSPS taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 TBSP of olive oil, diced red pepper, and green chiles. Cook until the red peppers are soft; remove from the pan and set aside.Add 4 cups of water to the saucepan, bring to a boil, and add the penne. One minute before the pasta is ready, add the frozen corn. Drain the cooked pasta and warmed corn, then return to the pan.Stir in the cooked pepper and chiles, chicken, black beans, alfredo sauce, and taco seasoning.Serve, topping with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños if desired!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Nutrition Information (Approximate): Calories per Serving: 590 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 95mg Sodium: 980mg Total Carbohydrates: 57g Dietary Fiber: 8g Sugars: 6g Protein: 36g

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