Oct 5, 2015
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This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta is a delicious weeknight meal made with pasta, broccoli, and seared chicken pieces in a homemade alfredo sauce.
From start to finish, this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, and the combination of pasta, sauce, and chicken is one that both kids and adults enjoy.
Best Homemade Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
This creamy chicken and broccoli alfredo is made in one skillet with pantry staples, fresh vegetables, and a pound of chicken. The homemade alfredo sauce adds amazing flavor, and it’s so easy to make it’s worth ditching the jarred sauce.
And don’t think you have to use fresh chicken and broccoli. I often use frozen chicken and broccoli florets since they’re always in my freezer and taste just as good in the finished dish.
If you want to make this tonight, but your chicken is in the freezer, check out my post on how to quickly and safely defrost chicken.
Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Ingredients
Here’s everything you need to make this simple broccoli chicken alfredo:
- Rotini pasta: or any shelled/tube pasta like macaroni, penne, and shells.
- broccoli florets: save time and use pre-cut broccoli or frozen florets.
- olive oil: to brown the chicken.
- chicken breasts: adds protein and makes this pasta super hearty.
- butter: the base to the alfredo sauce.
- all-purpose flour: helps thicken the sauce.
- chicken broth: adds flavor to the alfredo and helps stretch it without adding extra calories or fat.
- whole milk: cuts down on the amount of heavy cream needed.
- heavy cream: just enough to make the alfredo super creamy.
- seasoning: garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
- freshly grated Parmesan: stir into the alfredo sauce and top over the finished pasta.
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How to Make Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Grab a large, deep-rimmed skillet, and let’s make this creamy pasta recipe!
- Boil the pasta
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
- Steam the broccoli
In the final 3 minutes of cooking the pasta, add the broccoli florets. Cook until the pasta is al dente and the broccoli is tender. Drain and set aside.
- Cook the chicken
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and brown on both sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Brown the butter and flour
In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until lightly browned.
- Make the cream sauce
Slowly pour the chicken broth and milk into the browned butter and flour. Whisk until smooth, stir in the heavy cream, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Stir it all together
Whisk ⅓ cup Parmesan into the sauce and cook for an additional minute before adding the pasta, broccoli, and chicken. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
- Time to eat
Serve the pasta topped with additional Parmesan cheese.
You can also watch how this skillet pasta is made in the video below:
If your kids aren’t fans of broccoli, you can substitute it with cauliflower florets, bell peppers, peas, carrots, or zucchini. Boneless, skinless thighs also make a great swap for the chicken breasts. I find they are more flavorful and forgiving to cook.
How to Meal Prep Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
There are a couple of steps in this recipe for chicken and broccoli alfredo that can be prepped ahead to save you time later in the week.
- Chop the broccoli into florets and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Slice the chicken breasts and refrigerate in a zip bag or airtight container for up to 2 days.
Knocking these two steps out days ahead will shave off a good 10-15 minutes in the recipe’s cook time, meaning you can get dinner on the table faster.
What to Serve with Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Below you’ll find some side dish recipes that would make a great addition to this hearty pasta! You could also toss mixed greens and tomatoes with my Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette for a quick salad.
Quick Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
- 8 ounces rotini pasta
- 12 ounces broccoli florets chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin diagonal slices
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup whole milk or more, as needed
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan divided
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions. In the final 3 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli florets to the pasta and cook for the remaining time. Drain and set aside.
- In a large 12-inch skillet, heat the oil, over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook for 2 mintues or until the bottoms are browned. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside on a plate.
- Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
- Gradually add the chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly, until incorporated. Stir in heavy cream, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add ⅓ cup Parmesan and stir to combine with the sauce. Cook for an additional minute or until the sauce is smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed.
- Add the pasta, broccoli and chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. Serve and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.
Doubled this chicken alfredo recipe and made it for a medium sized group today for an early lunch. Easy enough to make at 10:00am and everyone liked it Cooking the broccoli in with the pasta is so smart.
I love a good easy, skillet meal! Thanks for sharing!
I made this and realized someone did away with my Parmesan! I had to leave it out and it was still delish. Love the trick of the broccoli and pasta sharing a pot.
My favorite thing to make in a skillet is either breakfast (in my cast iron skillet) or Chicken Risotto. Well, my recipe for Risotto isn’t technically Risotto but my mom called it that and so it stuck. It’s a wonderful dish with chicken, rice, green onion, garlic, oregano and topped off with sharp cheddar cheese.
Chili and rice! Double the protein! Gound beef and a complete protein with the beans and rice combo. I add lots of fresh/frozen bell peppers and onions to a tomato base. My four kiddos love it!
We love Spaghetti Carbonarra as our favourite skillet meal, even the kids love it and it is so quick and easy to make and tastes delicious, although I will be trying your recipe out too of course, thank you.
taco salad Sunday’s! Everything added in one skillet and the kids just absolutely love it! Ground turkey, kidney beans, corn, seasonings and tomato sauce…yummy!!!
I like to make a veggie fried rice or pasta with veggies for our one skillet meals. The pasta with veggies is my oldest daughter favorite. We usually just have it when we have leftovers. So, whatever pasta or veggies that we have on hand gets tossed together with pasta and topped with Parmesan cheese. It is yummy!
Wow, this just made me hungry. Our favorite skillet meal is a savory, saucy black beans and rice dish.
I also make a cottage cheese based alfredo that is tangy and loaded with protein. I wanted this for dinner tonight, but hubby wanted burritos.
Madeline @ Plan to Happy
Love this recipe!
This looks delicious and I know my boys would love it! Our favorite skillet meal has to be chicken fajitas! So quick, so tasty!
I love the idea of this skillet meal! My family would love it and it would be easy to adjust based on what we have in the freezer or fridge. My favorite skillet meals are usually something Italian inspired or Mexican inspired. Those are our favorites!
We love tacos! You can use a big skillet, mix a ton of veggies in with the meat, add some cheese right at the end so it melts on top! Then all you do is scoop it, put it in the shells, sprinkle a bit more cheese and there you go:) We have 6 kids and are very busy so skillet nights work well for us during the week!
I love my large skillet (but it’s peeling) so need a new one!
I love making shrimp and garlic (or what I used to eat in Spain all the time – gambas al ajillo) and if the kids are there I’ll throw in pasta 🙂
My kids love Chicken Stew skillet meal I make. So easy and quick to make.
With a family of 7, 5 of them are boys I definitely need a large skillet..I use 2 normal ones now or a large stock pot…..love making 1 pan meals..the fellas love my creamy turkey stroganoff (homemade hamburger helper)
This looks delicious! Our favorite skillet meal is a spinach, beef, and pasta dish. It comes together quickly and my kids will even take it for lunch the next day.
This dish looks easy and delicious. We like hamburger, green pepper and rice casserole made with diced tomatoes. Of course, a little cheese on the top to finish it off.
Hi, I love your site and your recipes. I am a busy mum with four kids ages 4,6,8,and 10. I had to laugh because the 6 o’clock what will I do for dinner happens at my house too. I would love more recipes like this one, but I also like the way you do GF recipies as I am gluten free but can not afford to make my whole family GF, so I usually do something else for me on pasta nights.
Tina, I’m so glad you enjoy my recipes! This dish, you can make with gf pasta OR, make rice and pour it over. Creamy rice… so good!!
I make a ground beef, spinach, and orzo skillet my family loves. When time permits my beer, cheddar rissotto is a huge hit too!
Wow! That is so quick and easy! I want to double up on this recipe so that we can use it for lunch the next day!! Thanks!
A current favorite is skillet lasagna. 🙂 Yum Yum Yum!!!
I’m totally making this dish! 🙂 One of our favorite skillet meals is considered breakfast but we’ve made it for dinner, too. Potatoes, eggs, bell pepper, onion, broccoli, and a little cheese, with salsa on top!
My husband’s favorite skillet meal is chicken fajitas. I love breakfast skillets; my favorite is scrambled eggs with chorizo and peppers and onions!
I love recipes that are quick and easy to put together but are also healthy. These are my favourites and this one is one that I’m sure to try.
It looks so good, I’ll prepare today, tanks Laura for every delicious recipes.
I use a book called “Cooking Without a Book” (ironic title!) She has skillet meals in it that come together quickly also. Our favorite is the Pasta Fagioli. This recipe looks wonderful, however we are a non-dairy family so I would have to do something else about a sauce.
This looks delicious!
We have a skillet taco rice recipe that my family loves!!!
My family’s favourite skillet meal is a healthier take on the basic beef rice curry my hubby’s Mom used to make. I use freekah as a base instead of white rice. I make my own curry paste–which I first did out of desperation one day when I realized mid-recipe that I had none, but which I found surprisingly easy, so have continued to do. Into the skillet with the ground beef and curry paste go grated carrots, onion, garlic, and zucchini. Then I let it all simmer until the veggies break down and become an indefinable part of the sauce. My kids love it, and so does my hubby! We haven’t tried it out on the in-laws yet!
love your website! came across “ONE PAN UNSTUFFED PEPPERS” with all the ingredients for stuffed peppers, just add shredded cabbage….put it in a bowl to eat! OMG! the best!
I love a cast iron skillet pizza
My 4-year-old daughter loves a traditional Swedish dish called macaroni pudding. It’s meant to be made in the oven but we don’t have one at the moment and I found a stove-top version on the internet that she finds very tasty too. Cooked macaroni (or other smaller pasta shapes) are added to a skillet where a chopped leek and some ham have already been lightly fried for a few minutes. A mix of eggs and milk (with a bit of added cream) is then poured over this and everything is topped with shredded Cheddar cheese. Cook on a low-medium setting for 15-20 mins, then enjoy :)!
One of my favorite skillet meals is one my mom used to make quite frequently – macaroni, ground beef, a can of diced tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese. Ridiculously simple and deeelicious! My husband and daughter love it, too. 🙂
Skillet Lasagna is the best thing ever to my boys!
My husband and I love to indulge in a Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet Casserole! Some packaged ingredients are involved, but I dig the one-skillet approach and look forward to learning more recipes that include more fresh ingredients. Thanks for sharing your chicken and broccoli skillet recipe – it looks and sounds DELICIOUS!
I love skillet meals! I make a breakfast skillet that my kiddos love, with ground beef, onions, fried potatoes and eggs.
My family’s favorite skillet meal right now is your Skillet Lasagna. It’s super tasty and so easy to make. And the fact that there’s only one pan to clean up is a huge bonus!
Yum! This looks amazing and quick! We have a 10 in skillet, but we have outgrown it for sure!
One of my family’s favorite skillet recipes is Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta. This meal seems to satisfy the taste buds of all the members of my family of five. My 15 year-old daughter usually objects to tomato sauce, but the creaminess seems to temper this dislike. My 13 year-old son is a pasta lover. And my 7 year old daughter likes to eat her food “deconstructed.” So I reserve some of the pasta and serve the sauce “on the side.” Fortunately, my husband likes most everything I cook (except seafood). I find that one skillet meals come together quickly on a week night. Especially when I have done some prep work the night before–which I have learned from you (thank you very much). I can’t wait to try this recipe. But I seriously need to replace my 25 year-old Calphalon skillet! Thanks for this great recommendation!
if it lasted 25 years, that was a good investment!!
My kids love Sausage Lasagna Skillet, a variation on a recipe my mom made when I was a kid.
I don’t really ever cook skillet meals so I am super excited to try this one.
I use my cast iron skillet to make chili, lasagna, tortilla soup, etc. I love being able to cook a whole meal in one pan!
Before I even opened the link, I thought of MY favorite chicken skillet recipe! My 6 kiddos love my broccoli-Cheddar-rice skillet!! We also love what we call pan-spaghetti…. pasta of any sort, sauce, meatballs (or not) and lots of mozz and parm!! It takes a special skillet to cook for 8, BTW!!!! lol
I love to make (a ok, it’s in Spanish) guiso de res con verduras y chile verde. I guess it translates into a thick beef stew with veggies and green salsa. It’s so delish! Accompanied by rice and corn tortillas. AND more salsa!
Our family love chicken fajitas! Looking forward to having them tonight 🙂
Looks delicious. My son loves Alfredo sauce, so would definitely like to give this a try. I hate to say it, but I don’t think I have ever made a “skillet meal”!! Maybe its because I don’t have a really nice large skillet!
Our favorite skillet meal is probably fried rice. One pot/pan dinners are always a favorite of me as far as cleaning time goes!
We have a Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta recipe we love to make in a skillet. Everyone in the family enjoys it and it is quick to make.
I make a skillet pasta dish with elbow pasta, marinara, ground turkey, Italian seasoning, finely chopped mushrooms and shredded carrots.
I can’t wait to try this new recipe, thanks!!
We like the recipe for unstuffed cabbage rolls or skillet lasagna. So good!
Everyone in my family as one they like, my ten year old and daddy like stroganoff, uncle J homemade sloppy joe, uncle M anything breakfast. myself taco in a pan.
I make a skillet pasta meal that has elbow noodles, tomato sauce, ground turkey, Italian seasoning, a little bit of Velveeta, and shredded carrots.
I can’t wait to try this new recipe, thanks!
I love to make skillet lasagna. So yummy
I love a good frittata!
beef and broccoli
Our favorite skillet meal is a new shrimp scampi recipe that I just started to make about a month ago
One of our favorite skillet meals is a version of a recipe I copied out of the Sunday newspaper coupon circular around 1990 probably. It’s called Zesty Chicken Taco Rice. The original: Saute strips or chunks of chicken, add a can of chicken broth, a can of tomato sauce and a packet of taco seasoning. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 chopped or sliced bell pepper, 1 drained can of corn (or 1 cup frozen corn). Bring to a boil. Add 1.5 cups Minute Rice, Turn off heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with shredded cheese. I now make it with homemade broth and taco seasoning, and serve it over brown rice instead of Minute Rice cooked in the pan (I let it simmer a little longer to reduce).
I am trying more to cook healthy easy meals at home, this one looks like a winner. I hate to admit it but I have never mad a skillet meal before. This one I will try. Thanks/1
Chicken and veggies with Korean gochujang is a fave of mine. Love your recipes too!
Any type of 1 pot Mexican skillet, hamburger, homemade taco seasoning, any beans you have corn if you like, cook and top w/ ur favorite toppings lettuce, tomato, sour cream, chips, cilantro ummm!
Looks delicious – will need to try this one. Our family made a skillet meal from sausage, ricotta, tomatoes, and penne last night – it was perfect for a Sunday comfort dinner (and only one pot!).
This pan would be perfect for my family’s favorite, chicken fried rice. I heat some olive oil and cook chicken breast tenders with chopped onions and bell pepper. I push cooked chicken to the side, add more oil, and pour in cooked rice. Stir the rice in the hot oil about 5 minutes. Stir all ingredients together then push to one side of the pan again. Add a little more oil if needed and scramble some eggs in it. As soon as scrambled stir all ingredients together. Season with salt, pepper, and soy sauce then stir well. I serve egg rolls with sweet & sour sauce and broccoli for side dishes.
We love making stir fried rice with leftover rice. There are so many options for add ins, whatever you have in the fridge! Could definitely use a bigger pan!
As I read your post I realized that I do NOT typically make skillet meals for my family and I can’t remember if and when I have. This recipe seems quick, easy and nutritious. Your post may be the one to change my weekly meal planning!
We like a hamburger and potato skillet meal. It is similar to a “hamburger helper type” meal, but homemeade and much healthier.
We like a hamburger and potato skillet meal. It is similar to a Hamburger Helper type meal, but homemade.
My favorite one-pot meal is simple spaghetti with a red meat sauce. Even if I have semi-frozen, raw ground beef, I can still get dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Brown the beef, add sauce and uncooked noodles (most recently I used whole wheat angel hair), cover and simmer. Done! Adding any sort of frozen veggies would be perfect as well (I usually do onions).
We love skillet meals! Quick, easy, and little clean up. My kids favorites are homemade “hamburger helper” skillet meals. My favorite is an unstuffed pepper one.
We love chicken pesto pasta and penne with chicken and wilted spinach in a tomato sauce.
My family’s favorite skillet meal is fried rice, uses up whatever protein and veggies are leftover and tastes great!
I am loving skillet lasagna these days. It satisfies my lasagna craving with out the labor and baking!
I don’t know the real name but we call it SLOP. It’s just ground beef with noodles and corn and a can of Cream of Chicken soup. Simple but oh so good.
We love your easy meals! One of our favorites is chicken Kung Pau – lots of veggies, chicken and noodles!
My family’s go-to skillet meal is a homemade hamburger helper recipe that I discovered on a different blog. You cook the pasta in milk as opposed to water while the hamburger is browning. Once the hamburger is done, I add either diced tomatoes or tomato sauce, the pasta, taco seasoning, and cheddar cheese. So quick and simple. I will definitely have to try the skillet meal above.
Our favorite skillet meal is mac and cheese with broccoli and mushrooms!
Our favorite skillet meal is mac and cheese with mushrooms and broccoli!
This looks great and as a mum of a 2.5year old and a 4 month old meals like these are perfect.
Im working on keeping the freezer stocked with ingredients that make meals come together quickly just llike you mentioned.A really quick one that was invented in a rush and all from pantry stock is
Shrimp and pea cous cous
1 cup of shrimp and 1 cup frozen peas sauteed with
garlic until cooked.Add 1&1/2 cups of broth,bring to the boild add 1 cup of cous cous,cover and remove from the heat.Serves 4 nicely:D
Fish “pie” all from frozen
Sautee 1 onion until brown and add 1 cup of brocoli florets,cup of shrimp,cup of peas,3 fillets of haddock(or any frozen white fish)& 1/2 cup of broth
Chicken and pineapple skillet
This looks so easy and amazing!!! Will definitely be adding this to our recipe book to make soon! Since I love Mexican food I like making a taco pasta in a large skillet. I normally use frozen taco meat I have stored from a previous meal(because I make a ton of it because again we love it so much) so it makes the meal even easier. But you can of course make the taco meat at time of meal and would still be quick! Thanks again!
I LOVE this recipe – thank you! My 15 months twin boys will love it!
We have two recipes or family loves. The first we call “cut-up meat” worn rice. First cook rice. (I often forget to start the rice cooker before starting this dish) Cut steak into bite sized pieces and brown with EVOO and salt, white pepper and garlic (powder or minced) afterbrowning, while it finishes cooking I throw broccoli, kale, chard, cauliflower or carrots (whatever is on hand) into stream or in the skillet. When done serve with rice.
The other one is for my family with different taste. We found we love a frozen precooked sausage slices. Cook gluten-free pasta and regular pasta (separately of course). Cook broccoli or kale with the sausage and then separate them in the skillet. Warm Alfred sauce. Then fix your own. One doesn’t eat veggies, one doesn’t eat sauce and I’m GF…Amazingly this dish works great for us!
Our favorite skillet meals usually involve Italian sausage and pasta with just about any sauce out there. 🙂 I am all about simple and tasty and making my whole bunch happy.
We usually throw whatever we have in the fridge into the skillet with evoo, salt, and pepper, and it is delish every time! Fresh ingredients are all we need 🙂
Hi from Atlanta! Love this type of easy cooking! We have some very serious allergies in our house–I’d love to see some skillet recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, nuts, tomato, corn, and egg, but still good for a picky kid who likes (soft) beef. Wow—now that’s a challenge—lol! LOVE that pan and would LOVE< LOVE< LOVE to win one! 😉
Love one pot meals! Our current favorite is broccoli and red pepper frittata.
That sounds amazing! I’ll have to try! My favorite is fried rice since you can prep and cook everything else while rice is cooking. Super easy and a quick. Perfect for weeknight 🙂
Our favorite skillet meal is hash. It’s different every time, as I usually make it to use up leftover meat and veggies.
I usually use an electric skillet, so I hope that counts for a skillet meal. One of my favorites is Pork Fried Rice, although I cook the rice separately and then add it in after I brown the pork. So the basic steps are: 1) cook rice in separate pot, 2) cut up pork (usually from a pork loin or boneless pork chops), 3) cut up onions, 4) brown pork and onion in skillet in bacon grease, 5) add rice, peas, soy sauce and homemade fried rice seasoning, 6) scoot it over in the pan, add a bit more grease and fry two eggs in ther corner, breaking the yolk, breaking it up as it cooks, and then stir it in the rice mix. Yum.
Our favourite skillet meal is Beef Stroganoff!
We enjoy a primavera orzo dish with curry powder quite a bit. It’s vegetarian but could easily have chicken or shrimp added.
I can’t wait to try this, our family loves breakfast skillets with potatoes, onions, sausage, mushrooms, eggs and cheese. Now I’m hungry!
Chicken and broccoli Alfredo sounds amazing! My favorite skillet meal would be fried rice. While the rice is cooking, you can prep and cook everything else and just mix in the rice when it’s done cooking. Super easy and quick 🙂
This looks awesome…and definitely one I will try!!! My family would love the Skillet Lasagana! Thanks Laura! Keep up the great work
Our favorite skillet meal right now is a cheesy taco skillet recipe that I found on Pinterest. It’s SO good and only one pot to clean. It doesn’t get much better than that.
This looks delicious! The lasagna skillet meal is our favorite.
My favorite skillet meal is a frittata. It’s a great way to add veggies, and to use up various leftovers. It’s an incredibly simple dish, and the ingredients vary each time I make it, but it’s always well received.
This looks great. I love skillet meals! One of my favorite is chicken “enchiladas”. Basically, you have the inside of the enchiladas, add some pasta instead of wrapping it in a tortilla and cook it all in a skillet. I can’t wait to try this one! Thanks!
I make a “Shepard’s Pie’ with all fresh ingredients; organic ground turkey, shredded carrots, snow peas, yellow peppers, onion slices, diced tomatoes, and topped with homemade mashed potatoes.
For spices in ground turkey, I sprinkle Cumin, Cinnamon, Italian seasoning, and Turmeric onto ground turkey and mix thoroughly.
I keep sliced produce in fridge including mashed potatoes prepared for meals. I stop by local farmer for fresh organic meats & poultry.
I love this flavors from the fresh poultry mixed with spices. Turmeric, Cumin, & Cinnamon are anti-inflammatory. Also Cinnamon as a sweet balance to tomatoes so not as acidic causing heartburn.
Best of all, it’s all cooked in skillet and placed in oven to heat all ingredients thoroughly for 20 minutes. Mmm!! Sometimes kids ask for melted cheese on top as well, however that’s an added treat frequently.
We love stir fry as our favorite skillet meal!
Made this last night and it was excellent. My 10 year old even asked for seconds!
I usually make some sort of chicken and pasta/rice dish or use the store bought all in one dinner but sadly we don’t have a favorite. Will have to use your recipe (and hopefully cook it in a brand new skillet) and have a new healthy favorite that is quick and easy.
This looks great! Our favorite skillet dish is a Thai noodle recipe that I make. I usually use my enamel coated cast iron pot for our skillet meals, but it is really too deep. This one looks perfect!
We don’t really have a favorite skillet meal. I’m trying to incorporate them more into my dinners and this one looks very tasty.
Laura this skillet recipe is making my sleepless tummy soooo hungry at 2:30am. Of course my children would likely pick out the broccoli. How would you adjust these skillet recipes to use rice? Less sauce and cooking time? Hope we win the skillet pan! 🙂
Ooo that looks good! My gang loves Alfredo. Skillet meals are my saving grace! I’m a 2nd grade teacher & I need quick meals when we all roll in the house at the end of our day! I also make meatballs with brown gravy tossed with egg noodles. The meatballs are made ahead & frozen. I do a lot of prep work on weekends!
(It wouldn’t let me rate your recipe more than 3 stars. Not sure why.)
I like to make swedish meatballs in one pan. I’m always looking for easy and quick yummy meals to add to our repertoire, especially now that my children are getting more involved in afterschool sports and activities. By the time we get home I just don’t have a whole lot of time to make meals. I can’t wait to try this Chicken and broccoli alfredo! I think my family will love it! Thank you!!
Looks and sounds yummy. One of our favorites is spaghetti carbonara.
I”m not sure if a frittata counts as a skillet meal, I love how customizable those are are. I’m somewhat new to the idea of a one pot meal where you can cook the pasta right along with everything else. I’ve only done it a couple times, but it is definitely much easier!
I just love these quick and easy meals. Being a family of 6 it is often a mission to get everything done after getting home from school and work after 6pm.
The skillet lasagne is one of our family favourites.
Thanks for all the awesome receipes!!!
Our fave skillet meal has gotta be stir fry!! I fry up some bacon, scramble some eggs and put those aside. Then I get all of my veggies prepped and put those aside. Next I get the meat into little chunks and put that aside. Once I have everything prepped, I heat some coconut oil in a wok and start frying the meat. Then I get the veg in there. Fry just enough to get a bit soft and the meat is cooked, I put the bacon, eggs, peas, and seasonings in and fry off just long enough to get them warmed through. Then I serve it up. It usually makes two big serving bowls full and our family of four will devour 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 bowls of it!!! This is delicious!!!!
Looks delish! My family’s favorite skillet meal is shrimp scampi pasta with spinach and diced tomatoes!
Our favorite skillet meal is chili. Yep. I make it in a skillet. Brown some ground beef, drain, and toss in some beans, tomatoes, and spices. Simmer for a few and it’s ready! Stroganoff is another good one, though I rarely have all the ingredients on hand…
Yummy! Looks great. Love the meal in a skillet idea. One of my favorite skillet meals is a scrambled egg hash. Eggs, spinach, cheese, hash browns…. possibilities are endless, quick & delicious. 🙂 thanks for the great website!
This looks yummy! Our family’s favorite skillet meal it stir fry, though they gobbled tonight’s chicken fried rice up too.
This looks yummy! Our family’s favorite skillet meal is probably stir fry though there wasn’t a single bit of the chicken fried rice left tonight either.
We love honey mustard chicken & veggies. Served with rice, it’s a quick, healthy & tasty skillet meal. Do you have a recipe for homemade honey mustard? Our family fav is the Jack Daniels honey mustard. I would love to sub something less processed.
I love one skillet meals. Our favorite is the tortilla: Eggs, onions, roasted potatoes. Roasted the potatoes and onions in the killet, move to a bowl, add eggs and everything back in the skillet. Yummy fulfilling and fast.
Great pics…makes me want to go cook right now. I can’t wait to try this; it has all my favorite ingredients.
Our family loves chicken Alfredo!!!! I cannot wait to try your creamy Alfredo recipe!! Wednesday….chicken, broccoli and homemade Alfredo…it’s what for dinner! ;). Thanks for sharing!!!!
My family’s favorite skillet meal is Mac and cheese!
One of our favorite skillet meals is turkey pizza skillet. It’s turkey with heart healthy pasta sauce, vegetable rotini noodles, olives, and light mozzarella cheese. Tasty and healthy.
I love skillet meals! Less dishes – yes, please! Our favorite right now is tomato & lentil chicken. I sauteé onion, garlic and diced carrots in butter (or whatever is on hand) and add rinsed lentils w/ chicken broth (usually from my days of making shredded chicken for the freezer). I bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 20 min. Then, I add my shredded chicken from the freezer and a can of plain diced tomatoes (love those Costco Organic). I season to taste with salt and pepper and done. I’ve served it with rice, egg noodles and once added diced potato in with the lentils. Picky hubby and kiddos all love it.
This looks tasty-our family’s favorite skillet meal is Bacon and onions and peppers with Perot geese – also not particularly calorie wise but easy to keep ingredients on hand and leftovers can always go in lunches the next day!
I love my freezer with lots of “ready to cook ” stuff in it. Sometimes I can only find limited time to cook.
I mix pasta, chicken, carrots, peppers( red, green, yellow..) It is colorful and health.
I will try this recipe with sauce.( sounds delicious).
This looks yummy and quick is my best friend. If you ever have frozen succotash on hand, try mixing it with Mac n cheese. Delish!! I know it sounds crazy but it’s so good. Love reading all your stuff!!
This looks so lovely! My kids are all a huge fan of broccoli and noodles.
One of our favorites is a butternut squash, carrot pastsa with havarti cheese. Yum!
My family loves buffalo chicken stuffed peppers but it’s so time consuming, so now I just deconstruct it, chop the peppers, and make it a skillet meal served with brown rice.
Your recipe looks amazing can’t wait to try it!
I love my freezer with full of “ready to cook” stuff in it . With my 6 month old son sometimes I only can find a little time to cook.
I mix pasta, chicken, carrots and peppers ( red, green, yellow..) We love to see it colorful.
I will try your recipe with that sauce ( sound delicious)
Yum. Peppers vs broccoli (otherwise I’m eating it all). Favorite skillet recipes: lasagna And a linguine/cherry tomato/basil/chicken combo.
Looks tasty! I made a skillet meal tonight with some of my staples. I fried potatoes with onions and garlic. Tossed in some sausage links and for our veggie I added pre-shredded cabbage and carrots. It’s delicious and easy! I also make a meal similar to yours where I use bell peppers, angel hair, spinach and ground Italian sausage. I make my own cream sauce and cover it with fresh Parmesan! It’s or favorite go to meal. Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.
This looks so yummy! My son eats dairy free so we make this quick pot meal. Brown sausage and onions ,add some garlic. Then dump in some uncooked pasta, a fresh tomato (or two), chicken broth and coconut milk. Simmer for 15 minutes with lid on until pasta is cooked al dente. Add some chopped green onions. I then take a portion out for my son. I then add cheese to the rest and broil until bubbly.
One of my favorite skillet meals is Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables…a super way to eat tomatoes and zucchini straight from the garden! Looking forward to trying this alfredo. Definitely all ingredients my family enjoys!
Our favorite skillet meal is sausages and peppers. Quick easy and so good.
I used to love pasta puttanesca, but now my favorite is fried rice – yummy! Thank you for the giveaway!
I love the idea of throwing in other veggies if broccoli isn’t on hand! Sometimes I panic if I don’t have one ingredient and think I can’t make the dish. Now, I’ll just remember I can always substitute!
Our favorite skillet meal is to saute garlic and capers (with a little caper juice!) with cut-up kielbasa, then add in sliced black olives, a can of Rotel tomatoes, a can of diced tomatoes. Then, I serve it over whatever I have – toasted French bread, pasta, rice, etc. Sometimes, I’ll add onions and /or green bell peppers to the saute. My husband loves Parmesan cheese on top of his!
I really enjoy your healthy, kid friendly approach to meals. I love to cook and be creative, but I was feeling like there was no time for creativity with a busy house hold. Still working towards a good balance. Thanks for the inspirations.
I can’t think of any favorite skillet meals at the moment – our diet has been in such an upheaval for the last year+. First with the youngest having lots of food allergies and then with our 3 year old we are trying gluten free dairy free, among other things. And for our oldest, we are avoiding corn products.
A taco-y skillet meal would be great! We love our Mexican.
We love chicken Alfredo! My husband is the one who makes it & Ive been telling him we need a less fattening version. I’m excited to try this recipe!
I make black beans and rice. I usually have everything that I need on hand. I cook brown rice in a rice cooker.
My family would probably not eat this since my kids (18, 14, 10) do not like too many veggies. I make a skillet lasagna with out the noodles (just add those in last since I am gluten free) and it is a hit!
My current favorite one skillet meal is butternut squash fettuccini Alfredo!!
Our family’s favorite skillet meal is pork chops (or Chicken) with mushroom gravy over noodles.
Our favorite skillet meals are fried rice and stir fried beef with vegetables. Love that we can cook a meal in just one skillet.
Nicole R Myers
Hi Laura! To enter the current contest to win the skillet, I’m happy to share that our families favorite skillet meal is……….LASAGNA!
Cook the beef, layer with marinara sauce, add cottage cheese mixed with egg for the next layer, then the lasagna noodles, another layer of marinara sauce and another layer of noodles. Once pasta is cooked through, we add mozz cheese on top for another 2 min.
I REALLY hope to win this skillet. I know I will use is FOR SURE!
Thank you bunches!
Nicole R Myers
Turkey taco filling to be used in salads, on nachos, in quesadillas, etc. or pesto chicken pasta which everyone will eat.
This looks delicious! Our family needs more skillet meal ideas.
My fave skillet meal is Amish spaghetti dinner: spaghetti, ground beef, sauce, cream cheese, shredded cheddar/mozzarella, onions and anything else you toss in. Yum!!
Looks yummy and comforting. Plan to make this week!!
Our favourite skillet dish is parmesan crusted tliapia and asparagus and a chicken enchilada skillet. One pot meals rock!!
Thank you for the info. We just came back from living overseas and trying to figure out what pans to invest in. This looks incredible; can’t wait to try it. Thanks for all your help in the kitchen.
My favorite skillet meal is a simple veggie and bean curry.
I love skillet meals! My family’s favorite is garlic chicken with pasta and mixed veggies!
i love quick skillet meals! My family’s favorite is garlic chicken pasta with mixed veggies.!!
Can’t wait to try this! Our favorite skillet meal right now is a spicy sausage pasta recipe. It’s creamy and so delicious!
What a beautiful skillet! I use stainless and cast iron skillets, but do not currently have a stainless one that large. The skillet meal that comes to mind from my family meal making is chicken fajitas. The chicken, seasoning, green peppers and onions all make such a wonderful combination. Every member of the family enjoys eating that dinner!
We LOVE a Beef and Spinach Lasagna skillet. It’s so nice to find one skillet meals we all love! Thanks for sharing them!
Your recipe looks delicious. My family loves my shrimp with garlic served with pasta! Yum! And it is all in one skillet!!
We love one-pot dinners too. Our favorite is Red Beans and Rice. Although since we make the rice in the rice cooker, I guess technically it uses two pots…but it’s an all-in-one dinner!
Our go to skillet meal is Pesto Chicken Pasta followed closely buy turkey taco filling which is great in a salad, on nachos or over baked sweet potatoes, with all of the fixings of course.
Looks yummy! Sometimes we add spicy sausage to our Alfredo meal.
our favorite skillet meal is vegetarian “chicken” with broccoli and whole wheat pasta. I like to marinade the “chicken” strips in balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and garlic before cooking.
When we have leftover steak or chicken, I’ll make Spanish Rice (from Rice-a-Roni) and add canned tomatoes, the steak or chicken, and some corn. It’s fast and tasty!
What an excellent size pan. I have been just making do with my saucepan, but unfortunately the base surface is not really big enough for this sort of meal – although a one-pot meal definately appeals to me – and one as simple but yum looking as this should definitely be on my “meals we love” list. Anymore would be great!
We love a sweet & sour chicken skillet! Chicken, brown rice, pineapple, red bell pepper, and a simmer sauce! I’d love to win a new skillet! We didn’t have the nicest one (or a big enough one for our now family of 4!) when we got married…
I was just shopping for a skillet like this today and didn’t find one I liked. Then I got home and got this email 🙂 I have a family of six and love this website.
Thai curry soup from all recipes.com! I add a pack or two of Thai kitchen bankok curry instant rice noodle soup packs. My hubby likes extra chili flakes, but I leave them out of the rest of the soup. Love it with Patak’s red curry paste. Your recipe looks yummy too!
Oh my goodness. That looks delicious. I made a similar meal to that last night that was a major hit with my family. I made a sausage Alfredo with green beans. Everyone ate it. Success! It’s now probably my favorite skillet meal.
This look s great! Chicken, mushroom, rice or pasta skillet meal is a favorite
I like making quiche/hashbrown skillet meals, so many tasty varieties that uses up what’s in the fridge.
We do a variation on sloppy joes that makes a great skillet meal!
Is there anything you can substitute the heavy cream with? i don’t have that in my pantry.
Milk, although it will come out a little “runnier” or half and half. Enjoy!
This looks incredible. I buy a frozen dinner that is similar to this and it’s our favorite, so I’m going to have to make some of this for sure because it’s so much more healthy.
You’ll be surprised how delicious and quick it is to make! you can make the skillet part (sauce, chicken etc) while the pasta boils! Enjoy!