15 Best Alfredo Recipes

Calling all cheese-lovers: Have we got a dinner for you. In its simplest incarnation, Alfredo involves hot cooked pasta tossed with cream, butter, and cheese until a sauce forms and coats the pasta. It comes out as a velvety white sauce, often studded with garlic. These simple recipes all use Alfredo sauce in a variety of delicious ways: from a pot pie to the classic Fettuccine Alfredo.

If you don't want to make your own, you can buy jarred Alfredo sauce in the refrigerated or shelf-stable pasta section of the supermarket. Whatever version you choose, you will love all of these recipes.

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    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole

    Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole recipe

    The Spruce

    This fabulous bacon Alfredo pasta casserole recipe tastes like pasta on steroids. Lots of smoky bacon and Alfredo sauce envelope spaghetti along with cheese and vegetables. The whole thing gets baked in the oven and cut into creamy, cheesy squares.

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    Quick Swedish Meatballs

    Swedish Meatballs
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    You may not think Swedish meatballs when Alfredo comes to mind, so let this recipe change your mind. Mushrooms, onions, garlic, and frozen precooked meatballs, plus a jar of Alfredo sauce, make this quick Swedish meatballs twist super flavorful.

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    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo

    Swap out pasta for low-carb squash in this gluten-free spaghetti squash Alfredo dish. Cheesy, rich, and creamy as your classic Alfredo, broccoli adds even more nutrition to this lightened up version of your fav.

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    Creamy Tomato Pierogie Casserole

    Pierogies

     

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    For a super quick and easy mea, simply toss frozen pierogis with two kinds of sauce in this creamy tomato pierogi casserole. You can also use your own homemade pierogis if you have a family recipe. Serve with a green salad to balance things out.

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    Meatball Mac and Cheese

    Meatball Alfredo

     

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    With several kinds of cheese and jarred Alfredo sauce, this meatball mac and cheese recipe makes a stick-to-your-ribs dish that will please a crowd. Try it for a potluck or special supper paired with some steamed vegetables or a salad.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

    Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

    The Spruce

     

    Have chicken Alfredo with lots of veggies ready for you when you come home from work with this easy slow cooker preparation. Use boneless skinless chicken thighs for moist, succulent chicken that pairs perfectly with fettuccine and a green salad.

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    Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

    browned and finished chicken alfredo lasagna

    The Spruce Eats / Morgan Walker 

    Combine the creamy flavors of chicken Alfredo with the comforting heft of lasagna in this relatively easy dish fit for a showstopping dinner. It also freezes well, so assemble it ahead in a disposable container (or one you won't miss for a few weeks). Let it come to room temperature before baking off.

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    Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

    Pumpkin Alfredo

    Molly Watson 

    Up the ante on your traditional pasta Alfredo by adding pumpkin puree and a little garlic and cayenne pepper for kick. If you don't have pumpkin, butternut squash will work as well. It adds a hint of sweetness and a depth of flavor that really tastes like something special.

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    Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

    chicken alfredo stuffed shells

    Pete Scherer

    Use a prepared Alfredo sauce and a rotisserie chicken for this family-pleasing pasta dish that comes together in a flash. You can also make your own sauce and start with raw chicken if you want a more luxurious dish. It also scales up easily, if you have to feed a crowd.

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    Shrimp and Spinach Alfredo Pasta

    Shrimp with Spinach and Alfredo Sauce
    Shrimp with Spinach and Alfredo Sauce. Diana Rattray

    Give the classic pasta Alfredo a little extra interest by adding iron-rich spinach and tender shrimp. You can use either fresh or frozen spinach and shrimp, and make your own Alfredo sauce or start with a jarred or packet version. Pair it with garlic bread to sop up extra sauce.

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    Four-Ingredient Alfredo

    Fettuccine Alfredo recipe

    The Spruce

    If you get intimidated by the rich, creamy goodness of Alfredo sauce, let this super simple recipe guide you. It requires just a handful of ingredients and no special techniques, so even beginner cooks can make it. Serve it over fettuccine or your favorite pasta shape.

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    One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

    Chicken and broccoli Alfredo.
    The Spruce

    Keep the kitchen clean with this one-pot chicken and broccoli Alfredo dish. It calls for cavatappi, a curled macaroni-like pasta shape that will hold the sauce well. You can sub out any shaped pasta you have in the cupboard, for a similar presentation.

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    Chicken, Broccoli and Cheddar Alfredo Bake

    Chicken broccoli ziti alfredo bake recipe

    The Spruce / Debbie Wolfe 

    You may not think of pairing Alfredo sauce with cheddar cheese, but the results come out rich and decadent with a little more bite than Alfredo alone. Toss with the meat from a rotisserie chicken, broccoli, and ziti for a bubbly baked casserole the whole crew will love.

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    Greek Yogurt Alfredo

    Greek Yogurt Pasta Sauce

     Leah Maroney

    If you love the richness of Alfredo sauce but want a lighter version, try this recipe that uses Greek yogurt to keep that silky texture without as much fat. Swap out the white wine for chicken or vegetable broth if you like, and top with grilled chicken or shrimp for even more protein.

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    Chicken Manicotti Casserole

    chicken manicotti in a baking dish

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 

    Sneak some vegetables into the kids with this yummy Chicken Manicotti casserole that comes together speedily enough for a weeknight meal. Use a rotisserie chicken to make it even faster, or turn to this dish to use up leftover chicken or turkey.