Chipotle Bacon Alfredo

Chipotle Bacon Alfredo is chock-full of crispy bacon crumbled throughout smoky chipotle-parmesan cream sauce, all smothered over mafaldine noodles. This is the Mexican-Italian fusion you didn’t know you were missing. 

Bacon Alfredo

Creamy, smoky Chipotle Bacon Alfredo is one of the simplest dinners to make and it is screaming with flavors! Canned chipotles give a smoky spice while the sour cream and half and half mellow out the heat.

If you love pasta and comfort dishes, you need to check out some of my fan favorite dishes like the Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Tetrazzini, Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, and my Smothered Chicken and Gravy.

Bacon Alfredo

What Are Those Noodles and Where Can I Buy Them?

These curly and thin lasagna-like noodles are called Mafaldine. You can find them at some Aldi stores, Wegman’s, Italian specialty markets, or Amazon. On Amazon, of course they are a bit more spendy, a 4-pack is $25 ($6/bag)

Buy Mafaldine 4-Pack Noodles Here

 

Buy Mafaldine 1-Pack Noodles Here

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Key Ingredients in Chipotle Bacon Alfredo:

This Chipotle Bacon Alfredo is incredibly easy to make starting with basic ingredients you already have in your kitchen:

Bacon

Mafaldine Pasta 

Chipotles in Adobo

Aromatics – onion, garlic and parsley

Dairy – half and half, sour cream, parmesan and shredded cheese

Bacon Alfredo

How to Make Chipotle Bacon Alfredo

Step 1: Add bacon chunks into a large skillet, heat to medium low. Cook until crispy.

Bacon Alfredo

Step 2: While bacon cooks, prepare the sauce in a blender or food processor: half and half, sour cream, chipotles and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, adding a splash more half and half if needed. Boil pasta to al dente according to package instructions.

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Step 3: Set aside crispy bacon and discard most of the excess oil, leaving just 2 tablespoons in the pan. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until fragrant. Then add parsley and continue to cook 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Step 4: Pour in the sauce, tossing with the onion mixture. Add noodles directly into the sauce pan along with 1/2 cup pasta water. Toss everything to coat, then add in most the bacon and fold until incorporated. Serve immediately, topping with leftover bacon.

Bacon Alfredo

Are the Chipotles in this Bacon Alfredo Spicy? 

Yes, chipotles in adobo do carry some heat, especially when using the full can. The dairy helps tame some of the heat, although it’s a low-moderate amount of heat, I’d consider this dish too spicy for most kids.

What Other Proteins Pair Well?

We love adding ground spicy Italian sausage in lieu of bacon. Make it in the skillet first, following the same method we do with bacon. In addition to sausage or bacon, you can add shrimp or chicken atop the finished bacon alfredo pasta.

Bacon Alfredo

Looking for More Comfort Food Recipes?

Blackened Chicken Alfredo
blackened cajun chicken alfredo

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Chicken Tetrazzini
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Smothered Chicken and Gravy
smothered chicken and gravy

Bacon Alfredo

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Chipotle Bacon Alfredo

You can never go wrong with crispy bacon and creamy pasta. The only thing that makes this pasta even better is that it's easy to throw together in just 20 minutes.
It's perfect as is, or add shrimp or chicken for extra protein.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. mafaldine pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small bunch curly parsley minced (stems removed)
  • 1 pack bacon, diced
  • 1 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 7oz can chipotles in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp each: salt and pepper or to taste to taste
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/3 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese

Instructions

  • Add bacon chunks into a large skillet, heat to medium low. Cook until crispy.
  • While bacon cooks, prepare the sauce in a blender or food processor: half and half, sour cream, chipotles and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, adding a splash more half and half if needed.
  • Boil pasta to al dente according to package instructions.
  • Set aside crispy bacon and discard most of the excess oil, leaving just 2 tablespoons in the pan. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until fragrant. Then add parsley and continue to cook 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in the sauce, tossing with the onion mixture. Add in the parmesan cheese and shredded cheese, stir until melted through. Add noodles directly into the sauce pan along with 1/2 cup pasta water. Toss everything to coat, then add in most the bacon and fold until incorporated. Serve immediately, topping with leftover bacon.
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