One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet

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Easy, creamy One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet with fresh tomatoes and spinach takes less than 15 minutes and is a delicious meat-free dinner your family will love! Vegan options too.


This one pot garden alfredo skillet is so delicious- and takes less than 15 minutes!

I love creamy, rich, delicious pastas. I love them even more when I can make them in one pan, and when they include lots of delicious, fresh vegetables!

One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet

This dinner is one of those recipes that I absolutely love on a hectic weeknight- creamy and comforting, warm and delicious, and colorful! It is so easy to make and involves little cleanup- making it a perfect meal.

It can even be made vegan with a few easy substitutes- perfect for meat-free monday, or fast periods!

This one pot creamy garden alfredo skillet takes under 15 minutes to make- and is so delicious!

I am an Orthodox Christian, and we’re currently in the middle of our Advent fasting period – from November 15 until Christmas- which is a way to help us reflect and prepare to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Lord more fully and deeply.

We’ve been on vacation and not paying proper attention to the fast, but when we arrive home, we will be relying on simple, comforting meals without animal products to tide us over. It’s a bit tricky with kids, so I love simple preparations like this!

easy one pot pasta

You really can’t get any easier- heat the ingredients and then stir the rest in. Let the pasta cook, and serve!

this creamy one pot alfredo looks so easy!

I tend to gravitate to nut and coconut dairy alternatives since they aren’t loaded with soy (an ingredient I try to eat as little as possible of)- but you can use a soy alternative if you’d prefer.

I like Daiya for a soy free vegan cream cheese, but tofutti is a good switch if you don’t mind the soy. Coconut cream is perfect as a vegan cream substitute!

I love this rich and delicious creamy one pot alfredo!


This dinner is so versatile, you could also throw in some pre-cooked chicken strips, portabello mushrooms, bits of steak or shrimp for a heartier meal!

One Pot Garden Alfredo- this creamy, delicious dinner takes less than 15 minutes!


You could also add in other vegetables- just sautee them in the beginning with the tomatoes. Zucchini, eggplant, squash, or peppers would all be an excellent addition.




Creative one pot garden Alfredo pasta skillet with spinach and tomatoes.

One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet

Easy, creamy One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet with fresh tomatoes and spinach takes less than 15 minutes and is a delicious meat-free dinner your family will love! Vegan options too.
Course Uncategorized
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450kcal
Author Courtney O'Dell


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz fresh cherry tomatoes any color
  • 5 cloves garlic diced
  • 12 oz fresh spaghetti or linguine in your grocer's deli case
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 oz Neufchâtel cheese sub with Daiya or tofutti cream cheese for vegan option, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream sub coconut or cashew cream for vegan option
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish


  • In a large heavy pan, add olive oil and heat until shimmery.
  • Add in tomatoes and heat on medium high heat until they burst, about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir, letting it toast- about 2 minutes.
  • Add pasta to pan and toss to coat with oil and evenly distribute garlic and tomatoes throughout the pasta.
  • Dump water in, bring to boil.
  • Stir pasta a bit to prevent from sticking and heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly stir in cheese and cream, stirring to evenly distribute.
  • Add spinach and stir throughout pasta to let wilt.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.8g | Protein: 13.9g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 2.5g



easy garden alfredo skillet pasta- this is delicious and so easy! ready in 15 minutes!


If you love this simple one pot recipe, be sure to check out some of my favorite other one pot meals!

This one pot creamy ravioli and sausage skillet with arugula is so good!

This one pot creamy sausage and ravioli skillet is divine,


skillet chicken and asparagus- super easy and full of flavor!

This one pot chicken and asparagus is a quick and healthy meal in a pan,

Cheesy Taco Skillets- these are gluten free, can be cooked in one pan, and are packed with veggies!


and this cheesy taco skillet is to die for!

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. FrugalHausfrau says:

    I love alfredo, but sometimes I worry it’s so unhealthy – you have solved that problem beautifully!! Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday and I’ll be pinning this to our TBT pinterest! Hope to see you next Thursday!!

  2. Dad Whats 4 Dinner says:

    What a great looking Alfredo. Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Pinned. Hope to see you again next week. Quinn

  3. chinamom3078 says:

    Looking for easy dinners these days. Found you on A Little Bird link party. Can’t believe I never realized this was away to use the fresh pasta. I am excited because there is not much time today for an elaborate dinner. Have a good Monday! Linda