One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta

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One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!I am on a serious pasta kick lately. If you are asking yourself how this is different from my everyday life…you are correct. It is not any different. I have found an awesome pasta dinner to add to my recipe rotation and am so excited to share it with you all today. So, let’s talk Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta, shall we?

Italian One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal or a special occasion dinner with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

This post is sponsored by Sutter Home for the #SweetonSpice program. 

Sutter Home White Zinfandel went perfectly with this One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta, but would also go very well with a good Asian or Mexican meal that provides a nice burst of heat.

There’s nothing quite as wonderful as the richness of a hearty, creamy pasta dish. It may not be an everyday dinner because of the richness, but when the occasion comes where a craving arises for perfectly al dente noodles in a decadent cream sauce, nothing else will do. I added just the right amount of heat to this pasta, but wanted to keep the rest of flavors simple because the jalapeño peppers add so much flavor on their own. I love spicy food because I prefer strong flavors in my food, and this meal really has the perfect amount of spice. Though it is a bit spicy, it won’t make you feel like you’re eating the sun – I promise. Feel free to add some extra spice or take some away according to your liking!

One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for an Italian weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and two kinds of cheese!

Sutter Home White Zinfandel with a medium sweetness profile.

The only thing better than a good pasta dish that only messes up one pan is a good wine to go with it, am I right? Lucky for me, my friends over at Sutter Home hooked me up good with a few bottles of their White Zinfandel to enjoy with dinner. Do you want to know what goes perfectly with this spicy dish? I’ll give you a hint – it’s Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel! I’ve always been a big fan of their wine so I was so thrilled to be asked to participate in their “Sweet on Spice” campaign. The sweet White Zinfandel with a good, spicy meal is really a match made in heaven. The spicy pairing perfectly balances the heat of the pasta dish with the sweet, refreshing Sutter Home White Zinfandel. The wine really brings out the flavors and perfectly complements the pasta dish!

Making the One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe that is simple enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

The Sutter Home White Zinfandel went perfectly with this One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta, but I’m thinking it would also go very well with a good Asian or Mexican meal that provides a nice burst of heat. Sweet and spicy together may just be my new favorite foodie pairing! Their White Zinfandel is a crisp, refreshing American classic wine with a medium level of sweetness. I love the taste with the delicious note of strawberries and melon!

Easy One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe that is simple enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavor, creamy sauce, and cheese!

Fun fact: Sutter Home revolutionized the way Americans enjoyed wine when they created the very first White Zinfandel! This introduced a new, sweeter style of wine at an affordable price, among many other varieties of wine! Sutter Home became a household name by the 1980s and 1990s as the second largest independent, family-run winery in the United States.

This meal is SO easy to make, is a crowd-pleaser, and you won’t end up with a lot of dishes to wash at the end of the night. That is a win in my book.

Italian One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

This is exactly how to enjoy a weeknight meal or dinner for a special occasion when you want to impress people. It’s ridiculously easy and dinner guests will think it took you all day to make. It’s definitely the ideal meal if you’re short on time but want something ridiculously delicious. Make sure you try it soon because it’s sure to become a new family favorite! And don’t forget to drink a glass of Sutter Home White Zinfandel along with it. You deserve it! Cheers!

Italian One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal to serve to dinner guests with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

Italian One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is simple enough for a weeknight meal or a special occasion dinner with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded, minced
  • 5 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream (can use milk or half and half)
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb.dry fettuccine/linguine pasta noodles
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot (I used my dutch oven) or deep skillet, add olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add jalapenos, sautéing for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring frequently, being careful not to let it burn.
  4. Add cream, butter, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes; stir to combine.
  5. Add in the uncooked pasta.
  6. Raise heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil, stirring the pasta occasionally so it doesn't stick together.
  7. Once at a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20-22 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. When the sauce has thickened and the noodles are just cooked (not mushy), remove from heat. Add both cheeses and mix until combined and pasta is coated.
  9. Add additional salt & pepper, to taste. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Disclaimer:  This post was brought to you by the makers of Sutter Home. I received compensation to write this post through the #SweetOnSpice program. All opinions expressed are 100% my own, as always.

One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal with just the right amount of spicy flavors, creamy sauce, and gooey cheese!

Recipe source: heavily adapted from domesticsuperhero.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

36 Responses to “One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta”

  1. June 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM #

    Such a fun and amazing dinner! I love creamy pastas, and it’s even better that you made it spicy with the jalapenos! And of course, a glass (who am I kidding – 2 glasses) of wine doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

    • June 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM #

      Thanks, Eva! Creamy pastas are my jam! And this wine, of course 🙂

  2. June 6, 2017 at 9:25 AM #

    Girl, this meal is calling my name!

    • June 6, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

      Haha! Try it soon – it’s so yummy!

  3. Martha
    June 6, 2017 at 11:49 AM #

    I love the spicy jalapeno kick against the creamy pasta…and with a glass of white zin – such a heavenly meal!

    • June 6, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

      Yes – they go so well together! Thanks, Martha!

  4. June 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    oo now that’s my kinda dinner!

    • June 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

      Thanks, Angie! Try it soon – you’ll love it!

  5. June 6, 2017 at 12:43 PM #

    I need this pasta in my bowl tonight! Love Sutter Home <3

    Nettie

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:14 PM #

      Thanks, Nettie! Sutter Home is awesome!

  6. June 6, 2017 at 1:04 PM #

    Great wine choice with this spicy, creamy pasta dish!

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:15 PM #

      Thanks, Lori! It went perfectly with the spicy dish!

  7. June 6, 2017 at 1:09 PM #

    This is such a fun combo!

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:17 PM #

      Thanks, Rebecca! It IS fun!

  8. June 6, 2017 at 1:13 PM #

    I have GOT to try this pasta! I love the kick from the jalapenos and the juicy flavor from the wine!

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:18 PM #

      The flavors in this are amazing! Thanks, Hayley!

  9. Jen
    June 6, 2017 at 1:18 PM #

    This looks so good, and so simple. I love pasta with some spiciness, but my husband….not so much. This seems like it might offer a good balance that we both could enjoy.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    Also, I love me some Zinf!

  10. June 6, 2017 at 1:40 PM #

    This looks absolutely incredible!

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

      Jenn, awww thanks! It’s one of my new favorite meals, for sure.

  11. June 6, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    Yum!! I love a creamy pasta dish!

    • June 6, 2017 at 1:43 PM #

      Thanks, Jessica!! So do I!

  12. Courtney
    June 6, 2017 at 2:07 PM #

    Oh my goodness this looks so good! I love pasta. I love cream sauce. I love spice. Cannot wait to try this!!

    • June 6, 2017 at 2:12 PM #

      Thank you so much, Courtney!

  13. June 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM #

    This would be amazing with gluten free pasta!

  14. Meagan
    June 6, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

    This looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to make it this weekend!!

  15. June 6, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

    This looks like the perfect pasta dish!

  16. June 7, 2017 at 9:52 AM #

    Jalapeño? I’ll never say no! And what a neat addition to a classic recipe. Pure genius — thanks.

  17. Colleen
    June 7, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

    Yum! These are flavors I crave! And a glass or two of with…with?? Yes please!

  18. cathy dibella
    June 7, 2017 at 3:55 PM #

    This looks delicious! Just spicy enough

  19. June 7, 2017 at 4:12 PM #

    This is making me drool, big time! If I take one bite, I will not be able to stop. Looks so creamy and decadent. I just love pasta and every once in a while, it’s great to treat myself to something like this. Looks amazing!

  20. Courtney
    June 7, 2017 at 7:20 PM #

    Yummy!!

  21. June 7, 2017 at 8:50 PM #

    I recently discovered the awesomeness that is one-pot pastas (yes, I know… I’ve been living under a rock for the last year, apparently), and I’m loving the sounds of this creamy-spicy version. Bet it would be a perfect date night treat, especially paired with that wonderful wine!

  22. lyndsey
    June 12, 2017 at 9:16 PM #

    can’t wait to try!! Do I use shaved parmesan shredded or grated?

    • June 12, 2017 at 9:17 PM #

      I used grated! Enjoy, Lyndsey!

      • lyndsey
        June 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM #

        Thank you!

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