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Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo cooks in just one pot and is ready in 30 minutes! Fettuccine noodles, seasonings, broccoli, and parmesan cheese make this meatless pasta dish so yummy, creamy, and perfect for picky eaters.
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One Pot Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo cooks in just one pot and is ready in 30 minutes! Fettuccine noodles, seasonings, broccoli, and parmesan cheese make this meatless pasta dish so yummy, creamy, and perfect for picky eaters.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword broccoli alfredo fettuccine, fettuccine alfredo, one pot pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 520kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth I use full-salt broth
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz fettuccine noodles broken in half
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 bag (12 oz) steamable chopped broccoli cook to package instructions, about 2 cups broccoli

Instructions

  • In a large skillet (with a lid), over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic is very fragrant.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, halved fettuccine noodles, Italian seasoning, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir together to separate noodles as best as you can.
  • Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pan with the lid and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
    * If the milk is bubbling over out of the pan then the temperature is too high. Reduce temperature slightly and continue cooking.
    ** I like to take the lid off halfway through the cook time and give it a good stir. This helps ensure that the noodles are not clumping up together.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and steamed chopped broccoli into the pan. Stir it until cheese is melted and everything is combined.

Notes

Garlic : Use 4 cloves of fresh garlic that you mince or press with a  garlic press. Or use the equivalent in chopped garlic from a jar (usually 1/2 teaspoon = 1 clove garlic) or use garlic paste from the tube. 
Fettuccine Noodles : 8 oz is half of a 16 oz package of fettuccine. You can weigh it or be like me and just eyeball it, and grab half the noodles in the package :) 
Broccoli : You can also chop up fresh broccoli and steam it. Or buy a bag of frozen steamable broccoli and cook it in the microwave according to package instructions. I like to chop up my broccoli into smaller pieces but you can leave it larger if wanted.
Parmesan Cheese : Please grate your own from a wedge on the cheese grater. It melts so much better and tastes better too. You could try and use pre-shredded cheese from the bag and it will probably work fine. I just prefer fresh grated parmesan cheese because it melts smoother.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1056mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1347IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 476mg | Iron: 2mg