One Pot Creamy Alfredo Rigatoni with Bacon and Peas | Mommyhood's Diary

One Pot Creamy Alfredo Rigatoni with Bacon and Peas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 slices sliced bacon coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz dried rigatoni pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup aged Asiago cheese shredded (you can also use parmesan)
  • 4 oz Mascarpone cheese optional, see notes


  1. In a large deep skillet cook the 6 slices bacon until crisp over medium heat. Remove some of the bacon from skillet and drain on paper towel for garnishing at the end.
  2. Stir in garlic to the skillet; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add pasta, broth, the water, salt, and pepper, mix to combine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in peas, heavy cream, Asiago (or Parmesan), and Mascarpone cheese, if using; stir to combine. Cook about 3 -5 minutes more, or until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Top with the reserve crumbled bacon and more shredded cheese . Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can use cream cheese instead of Mascarpone.