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This super easy One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula is the perfect easy recipe. I took a classic pasta recipe and updated it with a one pot cooking method and a rich and creamy sauce. Penne pasta tossed with herby garlic butter, then boiled until al dente. Add a splash of milk, a touch of cream, and a generous handful of parmesan cheese for a luscious, creamy penne Alfredo. Every bite of pasta has delicious Italian flavors that melt in your mouth. Fancy enough for the weekend, but easy enough to make any night of the week. And most importantly, it’s delicious!

overhead photo of One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula

Sharing the absolute easiest bowl of comfort food today. And you guys, it’s the perfect mid-week pasta to keep things exciting…and yes, delicious too. Growing up, fettuccini alfredo was something my dad would make only on the weekends as our special occasion pasta. Meaning dinner and a movie kind of Friday or Saturday night.

Oh my gosh, do you guys remember those days? I loved when my dad would make his creamy fettuccini and we’d all pile on the couch for a good movie.  I wouldn’t mind going back for just a day or so. Simply the best, right?

Lately, I’ve been drawing some inspiration from my favorite childhood comfort foods. Which made me realize that I don’t have a good stove-top Alfredo recipe that’s simple and flavorful like Dad’s. How that is I have not a clue. But the good news is that I quickly worked to change that, and created the perfect creamy, one-pot penne alfredo.

This. Is. So. Good…and easy too!

prep photo of garlic butter

As I said, I’ve been looking back to my days of living at home with my family for some inspiration recently. Alfredo was such a special pasta dish. We’d only have it every so often, but when my dad made it, it was always enjoyed.

I knew I wanted to create the perfect creamy alfredo that was similar to my dad’s, but all made in one pot, and hopefully just as delicious. With the addition of some spicy arugula on top, I was able to use way less cream, butter, and even cheese, to create a slightly lighter pasta. But yet still keep this dish as the super creamy, cheesy Alfredo that everyone loves.

prep photo of pasta cooking in pot

(pasta cooking in water and butter) 

One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula | halfbakedharvest.com

Here are all the details.

As you can guess, this is so quick and easy. Start by melting together some butter, garlic, and herbs. I love to use a mix of dried basil and oregano for a classic Italian sauce. Then add water and bring to a boil. Use a pot that will be large enough to hold the pasta and sauce.

Once the water comes to a boil, add the pasta and boil until al dente. Then simply stir in all the remaining ingredients. The key is to use a touch of cream cheese for an extra added creaminess. This creates the perfect amount of creamy sauce, but still keeps things on the lighter side.

photo of Spicy Arugula

Just before the sauce is finished cooking, stir in lots and lots of parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for additional flavor and to finish out the recipe.

SIMPLE but GOOD.

overhead photo of One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo in pot

Now finish it up…

While the sauce simmers, mix up a simple herby, spicy arugula salad. It’s just a quick mix of olive oil, lemon, shallots, and chili flakes tossed with arugula and whatever fresh herbs you have on hand.

Serve the penne topped with the arugula and an extra dusting of parmesan…for good measure. When all combined together ’tis a very delicious meal that will remind you of your favorite restaurant-style Alfredo pasta. Or maybe, like me, it will remind you of childhood days enjoying creamy bowls of dad’s Alfredo!

What I love about this recipe is that it really does look and taste like a dish you’d order out from your favorite Italian spot. BUT, it’s all made at home in just 30 minutes, and all in ONE pot. It’s pretty hard to beat. If you wanted to add a little protein, I’d toss in some grilled or roasted pesto chicken. That would be delicious!!

overhead close up photo of One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula

Looking for other quick-cooking pasta dinners? Here are some of my favorites:

20 Minute Orzo Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto and Burrata

20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs

One Pot Baked Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Lastly, if you make this One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

One Pot Creamy Penne Alfredo with Spicy Arugula

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 595 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pot set over medium heat, melt together the butter, garlic, oregano, basil, onion powder, and a pinch of red pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant. Pour in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon salt and the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Do not drain the water. Stir in the milk, cream, and cream cheese and cook until the cream cheese has melted and the pasta is al dente, about 4-5 minutes more.
    2. Stir in the parmesan until melted and creamy. Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper.
    3. To make the arugula, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, and a pinch each of red pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the arugula and mixed herbs, toss to coat.
    4. Spoon the pasta into bowls and top with arugula and extra parmesan. Enjoy!

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  1. Great one-pan dish! I tweaked it a bit…used half water + half turkey broth from my leftover turkey this weekend; omitted the cream cheese; added asparagus. It cooked up great with gluten-free penne and is so simple, tasty & versatile! I will use this recipe again.

  2. 4 stars
    Literally AMAZING but definitely drain the water. I didn’t drain the water and after trying to thicken the sauce for so long I had to separate the pasta from the sauce and boil it so much more until it finally reduced. But once it was all put back together it was amazing!!!! So good can’t wait to eat it for lunch tomorrow

  3. 5 stars
    Holy moly. Tonight was my son’s 9th birthday and he requested alfredo pasta. Alfredo is not my favorite at all (its always soo rich, too heavy, and usually just bland) but I found this recipe and since you’ve become my go-to for all my recipe needs (seriously, I always come to your site first when figuring out meals) I found this and made it. I used a different pasta and used the whole milk and half & half (for the cream), it was FANTASTIC! We were all ooo-ing and awe-ing over this dish. Even I, who avoids alfredo whenever it is served, loved it. It is so easy and super delicious. We will be returning to this recipe whenever we want alfredo. Once again, you hit it out of the park.

    From someone who despises having to make dinner, you have helped me find joy in it and even look forward to the process…thank you so much.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious!! I omitted the arugula salad part, and served this as a side with chicken Parmigiana.
    My family loved this, and so easy to make!

  5. 5 stars
    Such a good and easy recipe! I am definitely putting this in my rotation. I omitted the arugula salad part, and added chicken portion from your “Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta” recipe. Boyfriend approved. Yummmmm!

    1. Hi Amber,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for making it! xTieghan

  6. This was yummy! I omitted the arugula, as I was serving it to young kids, and swapped in some more kid-friendly veggies, cooked in the pot with the penne. I kept “tasting” the cheese sauce as it cooked. The flavor was much improved over the jarred sauces I ate as a kid!

    1. Hey there,
      Fantastic!! So great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks a lot for making it. Have a great week!🍂 xTieghan

  7. I thought I made a comment on here before but I don’t see it. Sorry if this is a duplicate! How would you recommend doing this recipe with fresh pasta? Definitely would cook the pasta separately since fresh pasta takes only a minute to cook and for the sauce I assume I could follow the recipe as-is but omit the 4 cups of water?

    1. Hey Christina,
      You would definitely want to omit the water, cook your pasta on the side, and then just add it to the sauce. I hope you love this dish, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jess,
      Totally, you can use any noodles that you like here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    So, so yummy. I did have to add a touch more water and cover the pasta pot to get my rotini done, but still turned out beautifully. Kids and husband (who doesn’t usually like pasta) all raved about it.

    1. Hey Kristie,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I’m super inexperienced with cooking & this turned out so yummy. I didn’t have individual dried herbs so I used a premixed Italian seasoning blend. I tested the leftovers today over the stove & just as yummy! 😋 Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Hey Aliza,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  10. Yum! I’m going to make this tonight, but subbing it with non dairy cream cheese and cream. Do you know where the name Alfredo came from? Just wondering as we definitely don’t have it in Italy!

  11. 5 stars
    OMG. This recipe is amazing. Easy to make and quick but makes you feel like a chef! Our family really enjoyed it!

    1. Hey Vanessa,
      I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸 xTieghan

  12. This is super easy and delicious. A hit with all 3 kids which is indeed rare in this house!! Thank you 😊

    1. Hey Cheyenne,
      Awesome! It is so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! xTieghan

    1. Hey Dee,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed:) xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    I just made this for dinner today and it was delicious! I only had half & half on hand so used that instead of milk and cream and it was perfect! I also added charred portobello mushrooms at the end and it was sensational! Thank you!

    1. Hey Inna,
      Wonderful! That’s so great to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great Friday:) xTieghan

      1. I’ve made some of your other pasta recipes before and loved them so I was really excited to make this for my friends one night but it did not turn out right at all. The cheese clumped up and the oil wouldn’t all absorb making it an oily mess with no creaminess. I completely trust that this is a great dish and just wondering what could’ve gone wrong? I think it was because I used minced garlic in a jar instead of fresh? My friends are going to remake it!

        1. Hey Caitlin,
          So sorry to hear this! Was your cheese at room temp? I can’t imagine that jarred garlic would be the culprit. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

          1. I left it out for about 45 mins but maybe it wasn’t long enough. I also used Kraft grated Parmesan instead of grating Parmesan myself. Not sure if that had anything to do with it. I’ll leave another review when my friends and I try again! Thanks!

  14. 5 stars
    Made this tonight with chicken. Taste amazing, and very easy to make!! I unfortunately didn’t have the greens for topping so I threw in fresh basil, roasted asparagus and broccoli at the end. You are my go-to when I need an easy delicious recipe 🙂 thank you!

    1. Hey Amelia,
      Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. My kids gave it 10/10.

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! ☀️xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    So delicious and incredibly easy to make. Loved the acidity of the salad with the creaminess of the pasta. Amazing recipe.

    1. Hey Jamie,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Rochelle,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  17. This was amazing!! I added blackened chicken and the salad on top was so unexpected, but genius! And of course a one pot meal is always appreciated 🙂

    1. Hey Jess,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. No picture because we couldn’t wait to eat it. And then there was none left. A+++++++++++

  19. 5 stars
    Omg !! This is the best pasta recipe I’ve tried. Easy & so flavorful. Thank you .

    I served the salad on the side & it was perfect.

    1. Hey Sandy,
      Awesome! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan

  20. I have a question about the amount of water used to cook the pasta. When I use the slider to change the number of servings (love this feature!), the amount of water to cook the pasta does not change. It’s always 4 cups. Should I change it proportionally?
    Thanks!

    1. Hey Diane,
      Yes, depending on the servings, you will also need to add more water to ensure the pasta cooks properly. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    Excellent Alfredo with one pot?! Yes!! Made this without the arugula and served it with a spicy chicken sausage. Yum!

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    Made this for lunch on a rainy day. I did not have arugula, used spicy curly mustard from my garden, and substituted red onion for shallots. Delicious and definitely hit the spot! Just me, easy enough to halve the recipe.

    1. Hey Nanette,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  23. This looks so good!! So i forgot the heavy cream could I sub more whole milk? And could I use fettuccine? Trying to use what I have on hand instead of an extra store trip..thanks.

    1. Hey Ash,
      Yes, whole milk and fettuccine will both work just fine! I hope you love the dish, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

    1. Hey Patti,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great Sunday:) xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    This was so simple and so delicious. It seems like it could be pretty flexible with ingredients, although I happened to have everything on hand. I topped with a huge pile of the salad and it was so fresh and not heavy feeling. Highly recommend!

    1. Hey Mary,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great Sunday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Taylor,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xxTieghan

  25. So melt the butter with the garlic and seasonings and then cook the pasta with those things in it? It sounds delicious!

    1. Hey Christina,
      I am so glad this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    Just made this and WOW it could become one of my weeknight go-to’s. The easier ingredients, incredibly minimal chopping and prep (just requires cutting some garlic and shallots), and it comes together so quickly. I used spinach instead of arugula because i had it on hand and it still tasted wonderful.

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    Made this tonight: followed the recipe exactly as written – delicious! Served the arugula salad on the side with grilled chicken. Both my sons and I enjoyed every bite. Thank you

    1. Hey Susan,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    2. How would you make this if you were to cook the pasta beforehand? Skip adding water? My family and I make fresh pasta, so I was thinking of cooking the pasta separately and pour the sauce over after since fresh pasta cooks so quickly.

      1. Hey Christina,
        I would just make the sauce separately, skip the water and then add the sauce to your fresh pasta. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  28. 5 stars
    Yumm. This hit the spot! I used brown rice pasta, coconut milk and dairy free cream cheese and it turned out so well!! I was worried it would taste coconuty but it didn’t at all! So fast and easy. I also added roasted broccoli 🙂 will be making this on rotation

  29. 5 stars
    This was super easy to make and SO delicious. Quite flavorful for a creamy pasta that can sometimes come out flat if not seasoned well. The arugula salad is a MUST with fresh basil, made the pasta so bright and fresh. Will absolutely be adding this to the rotation!

    1. Hey Allison,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    Sooooo good! Followed the recipe exactly and it made a delicious, cheesy pasta! Would definitely make again.

    1. Hey Abby,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Love the arugula “salad” on top and the fact that it’s all made in one pot! Will definitely be making again.

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  32. Just made this, and WOW was it good! The whole process took only 40 minutes, which includes getting out all the ingredients, prepping things like garlic and the shallot, actually cooking, and plating.

    Fabulous flavors! Don’t skimp on the fresh herbs. They really add something special. Yet another hit from HBH.

    1. Hey Marisa,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  33. 5 stars
    Made this last night for my boyfriend’s birthday. Absolutely delicious! He said this is one of the best pasta dishes he’s had.

  34. 5 stars
    Delicious!! The spicy arugula really makes the dish….the tang of the arugula cuts the richness of the pasta perfectly. Have sent to several people and will make this a regular in the rotation!!

  35. Hey just wondering if spaghetti pasta would work the same in this recipe? I only have spaghetti in the pantry.

    1. Hey Abby,
      I’ve not tried this recipe with a long, thin noodle like spaghetti. I would try using a short cut pasta similar to penne like a rigatoni. I hope you love the pasta, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe!! I baked chicken in the oven beforehand and added it in the pasta at the very end. I fed a crowd of 6 with this and everyone had a second serving! I was a bit skeptical after pouring in the sauce ingredients because the sauce looked incredibly runny and thin.. but once the parm was added it thickened up so nice and beautifully! The arugula is SUCH a great touch.

  37. 5 stars
    Made this today and followed the recipe 100%. I didn’t think it was going to turn out b/c it looked very watery but once the parm was added and sat for a minute, it came together beautifully!! The arugula salad on top is a must! Thank you for another delicious recipe!!

    1. Hey Melissa,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    So simple and so delish for a meatless Monday weeknight meal or even a fancy gathering! Presents beautifully, but incredibly easy!

  39. 5 stars
    I made it today and totally loved it. Only change I made is substituted spinach for arugula as pack of spinach was on hand. Thank you for delicious recipe.

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jenn,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Hilary,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  40. This was absolutely delicious! Instead of the salad, I pan seared some salmon and added on top of pasta after playing.

    1. Hey Michele,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Emily,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  41. I needed to make this recipe with GF pasta. I reduced the water by half a cup, and used macarpone instead of cream cheese. But the dish fell flat and the sauce didn’t stick to the pasta (a common problem using GF pasta). I added more parmesan. Can you provide any recommendations to make this dish more flavorful using GF pasta?

    1. Hey Merrill,
      Thanks for trying the recipe, I would maybe try a different brand of GF noodles, Rummo makes a great option that you can order from Amazon. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  42. 5 stars
    As per usual, another hit from you! What I loved about this dish was how easy it was to come together (even with a newborn wrapped on me in a sling!), but the flavors were developed enough to taste like a real meal. I really liked the addition of the arugula salad on top, because the bright flavor cut through the richness. That being said, this wasn’t an overly heavy Alfredo by any means. I only had 2% milk instead of whole milk, and it came out with fine consistency. I did still use the heavy cream though. Will definitely make again. Thank you 🙂

    1. Hey Caitlin,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  43. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Just finished devouring this. Highly recommend. I was out of dried basil and dried oregano but used the equivalent volume of an “italian blend” I had in the pantry and it worked just fine. I also cut everything by a third, to make just two servings, no issues there. I also served the arugula alongside as a salad, instead of on top, and ate it with a chicken breast I’d baked to include some protein. All in all, adding this recipe to the weeknight rotation for sure.

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  44. 5 stars
    If I could give this 6 stars, I would! Wow this was delicious! Super quick and easy too, which is a bonus. I will definitely be making this again.

    1. Hey Janice,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  45. 4 stars
    Really good flavor, but the pasta took longer to cook. It think I will add a little more water to cook it longer and more cream, milk, and cheese to make it creamer. My family loved it, and I will make it again.

    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    One of my new favorite pasta recipes! I made this for dinner tonight and my family devoured it. This recipe was simple and easy to make, which was a huge win for someone like me who struggles in the kitchen. I definitely saving this recipe and will be making it for friends in the future. So creamy and flavorful with not a ton of ingredients! Simply the best!!! Can’t wait to make it again in the future!

    1. Hey Steph,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  47. This looks SO good! If I’m out of penne, do you recommend rotini or rigatoni with this? I can’t wait for the spicy arugula!

    1. Hey Sam,
      I think either of those would work well for you! I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  48. 5 stars
    Hello, going to try this tonight. Do I adjust the water to the ration of my serving. So for 1 1/2 lb pasta do I add 6 cups of water?
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

    Antonella

    1. Hey Antonella,
      Yes, that would be correct. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  49. Making this tonight for this snowy Colorado day!! I know it will be perfect, your recipes NEVER disappoint.

  50. 5 stars
    To all my lactose intolerant friends, I substituted regular milk for lactose free whole milk, cream cheese for Mykonos brand vegan cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream for a non dairy heavy whipping cream and it came out GREAT! I did not substitute the parm though as it’s kind of the main ingredient and since it’s an aged cheese it’s supposedly low in lactose anyways. Try this recipe!

    1. Hey Mandi,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  51. I made this tonight. Took longer than expected for a one pot dinner and was bland and watery. I used every ingredient on the list including all fresh herbs and freshly grated Parmesan. My husband kindly said don’t go to the trouble of making it again. And he NEVER says that! Lol! Still love most of your recipes though!

    1. Hey Patti,
      So sorry this recipe wasn’t enjoyed. Did you use just the 4 cups of water? If you used more than that it could have been the issue here. Let me know if this helps! xTieghan

  52. Cooked this recipe this evening. I didn’t have all the arugula ingridents so I skipped this part. I use heavy whipping cream and realized I should use heavy cream. I would cook it again next time with all of the ingridents and pennes instead farfalle pasta. I would add grilled chicken strips on top or side. Kudos!

    1. Hey Beth,
      Fantastic!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  53. Hi!!! If i was adding chicken, when would i add it in? Or would i just add cooked chicken at the end? Cant wait to try this!

    1. Hey Harley,
      I would cook your chicken on the side and then just add to the final dish. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  54. 5 stars
    made this tonight using banza chickpea pasta to make it gluten free and it’s a new family favorite – thank you, Tieghan!!

    1. Hey Maddy,
      Fantastic!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    You have so many ideas!. So easy too… as a working mom of 2… I can’t thank you enough!. Thanks for sharing … All the way from Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean ❤️

  56. This looks great! Love all of your recipes. Do you have any substitutions for cream cheese or is it necessary for the proper consistency? Thanks!

    1. Hey Sydney,
      The cream cheese really does add an extra creaminess to this dish, I think ricotta would also be great here! I hope you love the dish, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    This alfredo recipe takes me back to my growing up years as well. We definitely had it every couple of weeks and it has such a comforting and hearty feel about it. I love your added touch of arugula. Gives it a fresh and beautiful presentation. Thanks so much for sharing!

  58. Hi!!! this recipe sounds incredible! Just want to confirm – do not drain pasta water at all, right?

    1. Hey Megan,
      Yes, that is correct. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  59. Will be making this soon can i use vegan butter as am a vegan i love pasta soooooooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya