One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken pasta gooey cheese

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Pasta is just good ol’ comfort food and something I love!  Alfredo has always been one of my favorites, especially when it’s a Skinny Chicken Alfredo.  However, I think this one pot pasta might be my new favorite!

Chicken and pasta simmer in a creamy homemade tomato sauce!  The best part is that it all cooks up in one pan because I really love not washing dishes.  :)  Make sure your pan is large so you have some room to stir the pasta as it cooks!

One Pot Pasta Creamy Tomato with rotini in a pan

You can use any cooked chicken including leftover chicken or even rotisserie chicken!  Either way, this is creamy and totally delicious!  I broil this in the oven to melt the cheese.  If you’d prefer not to broil it you can just add the cheese once the pasta is cooked and cover about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Large Skillet or Pan * Rotini Pasta * Italian Seasoning *

One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken pasta gooey cheese
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Review Recipe

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Pasta is just good ol’ comfort food and something I love! Alfredo has always been one of my favorites, especially when it’s a Skinny Chicken Alfredo. However, I think this one pot pasta might be my new favorite!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes optional
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken chopped & cooked (I used leftover chicken but rotisserie chicken works well too)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 ounce fresh parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded

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  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in pasta, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning and 2 ½ cups water. Let simmer uncovered about until pasta is cooked adding water if needed, about 9-11 minutes. (You want enough liquid to create a sauce). Stir in heavy cream and chicken. Let simmer an additional 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parsley & parmesan cheese. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 687, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 549mg, Potassium: 623mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1545IU, Vitamin C: 16.3mg, Calcium: 392mg, Iron: 3.1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword One Pot

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