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One-Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

Continuing the meal prep for the week, I am planning a simple and budget friendly lunch of fettuccine alfredo with spinach and broccoli. It took about 30 minutes to prep and I weighed out each of the bowls to be approximately 12 ounces. Calorie wise, MyFitnessPal registers this as 403 calories per serving which can easly be lightened up by using a lighter alfredo sauce.  Cost wise, all the ingredients were around $6 total.

Fettuccine alfredo has always been a favorite of mine and I need something I look forward to eating each day and that I can never grow tired of. If do want to switch it up, I can easily throw in some shrimp or grilled chicken strips to spice it up.

One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

What you need:

  • 1 box fettuccine (12 oz)
  • 1 jar alfredo sauce (I used Barilla 14.5oz)
  • 2 cups spinach leaves (you can chop if you like)
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli (I used the frozen steam in the bag and cooked it in the microwave while the pasta boiled)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBSP pepper (I love pepper)
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 2 TBSP garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP onion powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 quarts water

What to do

  1. Bring 4 quarts of water with 2 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. If you want it to be extra flavorful, use all vegetable broth. I only had 2 cups left.
  2. Cook frozen broccoli in microwave while waiting for the water to boil.
  3. Once boiling, add in the pasta and let it boil for approximately 6 minutes.
  4. Add in the spinach and let it boil with the pasta for another 6 minutes.
  5. Drain, do not rinse
  6. Return the pasta and spinach mixture to the pot (not over heat) and add in the cooked broccoli, alfredo sauce, cheese, and seasonings. Stir.
  7. The heat from the pasta will warm the sauce and melt the cheese.

Makes approximately 7 – 12 ounce servings.


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9 thoughts on “One-Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

  1. Great recipe I would have to use gluten free pasta but I can see me doing this one. My husband loves pasta. Looks yummy, thanks for sharing these easy to follow instructions.

  2. Yum! It looks good and I like that the recipe is easy to follow. Six dollars is nothing for that much food. Eat that in a restaurant and pay how many times as much. 30 mins prep is not bad either.

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