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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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top with the reserve crumbled bacon and more shredded cheese . Serve immediately.


You can use cream cheese instead of Mascarpone.