EASY ALFREDO BAKE — Classic Alfredo sauce is combined with linguine and baked to perfection in this crowd-pleasing recipe!
If you’re looking for a simple, easy dish that the whole family will love, look no further than this Easy Alfredo Bake. It’s ready in just over 30 minutes, and everyone at the table will be going back for seconds!
My 12 year-old gets all the credit for this recipe. Once a month or so I give my boys the chance to plan and help prepare dinner.
This simple pasta bake was his choice for the main dish. The original recipe he found on Pinterest included chicken, but he wanted to go with straight pasta, so that’s what we did.
Of course, you can probably imagine how the possibilities are endless for adding things like chicken, shrimp and vegetables to this dish. Or using different kinds of pasta.
We really love this recipe with linguine, but spaghetti and fettuccine are great too. Honestly, I can’t think of a pasta that wouldn’t pair well with Alfredo sauce.
I love that even with a homemade Alfredo sauce, this was such an easy meal to get on the table, and despite it’s plain and simple appearance, it was SO good!
I think it was the herbs de Provence, which I plan to add to all my Alfredo sauces from now on.
Because this dish is baked briefly at a very high temperature, you get lots of wonderful browning on the top. The crispy edges are my favorite part!
Just add a green salad or some steamed veggies and you’ve got a complete dinner that the will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Be sure to save this Easy Alfredo Bake recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Tips for Cooking Pasta
Use a big pot: Cook pasta in a large pot–big enough to hold 6 quarts of water per pound of pasta.
Salt: Generously season your cooking water with salt. A few teaspoons per quart of water is a good place to start. Although a little more or less is fine, depending on your preference.
Don’t overcook: Boil your pasta to until it is al dente, which means it’s cooked, but still a bit chewy. You’ll want to test your pasta for flavor and texture every 20 seconds or so during the last few minutes of cooking.
If you’ll continue cooking the pasta in a sauce, or baking it in the oven, remove the pot from the heat a few minutes before it’s done to prevent overcooking.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Easy Alfredo Bake
- Produce: garlic, fresh parsley
- Chicken broth
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Spices: herbs de Provence, nutmeg, salt and pepper
Easy Alfredo Bake
Classic Alfredo sauce is combined with linguine and baked to perfection in this crowd-pleasing recipe!
- 16 ounces linguine
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking dish.
- Cook the linguine according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour until smooth.
- Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and milk, stirring until smooth. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Reduce heat and add half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Season with herbs de Provence, nutmeg, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Combine the sauce with the cooked linguine and toss to coat well. Transfer the pasta to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Yummy Addiction
Not so much a comment as a question— I want to make this for 60 people. Do you have a “bulk” recipe?
Can this be made ahead, frozen, and defrosted before baking?
I haven’t tried it, but I would think so.
I was wondering if you could add more sauce after it was baked?