One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta! This is one of my favorite one pot pasta recipes... it's rich & creamy and ready in about 20 minutes! The best part is that it needs just one pot, no extra dishes required!

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How to Make One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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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 Creamy Tomato Pasta! This is one of my favorite one pot pasta recipes... it's rich & creamy and ready in about 20 minutes! The best part is that it needs just one pot, no extra dishes required!

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 *

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet

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!

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Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  2. Stir in pasta, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning and 2 1/2 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.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in parsley & parmesan cheese. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until bubbly and lightly browned.

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One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta! This is one of my favorite one pot pasta recipes... it cooks up rich and creamy with tomatoes and chicken! The best part is that it needs just one pot, no extra dishes required!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

8 comments on “One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce”

  1. This was super delicious and we all loved it! I’m sure the leftovers will be even better. I used small shell pasta because I was out of rotini and it worked great!

  2. I really wanted to try this recipe, as I was looking for a one pot simple supper, so adapted it slightly to use what I had available. I used a carton of passata (UK) instead of the tomatoes and creme fraiche instead of the heavy cream. I only had fresh chicken breasts, so chopped up a couple, seasoned them, then browned them off right at the start before adding the garlic and continuing with the rest of the recipe. Every plate was cleared and this will certainly be on the menu again in the very near future.

  3. This is really great!!! Eating it as I type this. I had some onion I needed to use up so I started with that and then added the garlic. I also used a little chicken bouillon in the water. It cooked up on time. Thanks so much for a wonderful weeknight dinner!!!

  4. This was SO good! I followed the recipe except added 4 stalks chopped asparagus and some chopped kale for some veggies, and 1 cube chicken stock. Everyone loved it! Thanks!

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