One Pan Chicken Bacon Pasta is deliciously creamy and filling, and the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes or less to make! This one pot dinner is always a crowd pleaser!

chicken bacon pasta in a pot

Chicken Bacon Pasta:

Ever since I made my homemade Alfredo Sauce for you guys I’ve been obsessed with finding new, tasty, and easy ways to use it!  Using it for this simple dinner is just so easy and quick for a comfort food meal during the week. Who doesn’t love a hearty meal with only one pan to wash at the end of the night? Plus, it’s a fan favorite in my house that all of us will eat without hesitation.

How to Make One Pan Chicken Bacon Pasta

  • Cook the bacon. Dice up your raw bacon and cook it in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove your bacon from the skillet and transfer it to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the grease. Drain or wipe out your pan of any excess grease. This is important to keep your pasta creamy instead of oily!
  • Add the other ingredients. Add the butter, cream, and garlic to the pan as if you were making the alfredo sauce recipe, but then also add the seasonings, chicken broth, and broken-up pasta at the same time. 
  • Boil. Allow everything in the pan to come to a boil. Once it’s bubbling, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the lasagna noodles are cooked through – approximately 12-15 minutes. 
  • Add the finishing touches! Remove the pan from the heat and stir in both kinds of grated cheese until fully melted and smooth. Add in the parsley, and top with bacon. You can also stir in the bacon if that’s what you prefer!
four panel collage image showing different stages of making one pan chicken bacon pasta

Reheating One Pan Chicken Bacon Pasta

You can store this pasta dish as leftovers, but just know that it may not reheat to the same creaminess as it was freshly cooked. Store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

I usually add a bit of milk or butter when reheating to keep it creamy. Heating it up on the stove tends to be a better option instead of nuking it in the microwave, but either are good options!

Ingredient Notes

  • Cheese –  Freshly grated cheeses will be your best friend in this! It’s a bit more work, but freshly grated cheese doesn’t have the flour coating that shredded cheese does, and no flour means it melts so much easier. Plus it gives the sauce a smoother, more yummy texture!
  • Heavy Cream – For the creamy consistency needed for this dish, be sure to use heavy cream, not half and half. 
  • Bacon – I recommend using thick-cut bacon for this recipe, since it gets crispier and holds up in the pasta sauce, but really any kind of bacon will work! Turkey bacon is not recommended though since it doesn’t get the same crispiness and saltiness as pork bacon. 
  • Chicken Broth – Cooking the noodles in a chicken broth instead of plain water adds a ton of flavor to the dish, but make sure you have a good quality chicken broth with the best ingredients. 
  • Prep Tip – Since this recipe is made with no layering of ingredients in one pot, I like to line up all my ingredients ahead of time to keep it simple in assembly. For the chicken in this recipe, I make my Shredded Chicken recipe ahead of time and keep it handy so it’s ready to go. You can also shred a rotisserie chicken for even easier prep!
pasta with chicken and bacon in a white pot



5 from 5 votes

One Pan Chicken Bacon Pasta

One Pan Chicken Bacon Pasta is deliciously creamy and filling, and the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes or less to make! This one pot dinner is always a crowd pleaser!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 6



  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Remove from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Wipe or drain any excess bacon grease from the skillet.
  • Melt the butter in the same skillet, add the garlic and cook stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add the cream, chicken broth, seasonings, pasta, and cooked chicken to the pan.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until noodles are cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the mozzarella and parmesan cheese until melted. Top with the cooked bacon and parsley as desired.


Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. I made this for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner, everyone loved it. Now I was asked by my son to make it for the baptism dinner

  2. 5 stars
    This was super easy and full of flavor. I did make some changes to cut out the fat and it was still full of flavor. I used 3/4 stick of butter, 1 cup of cream and 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth.