Mexican Alfredo Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy dinner that combines the creamy goodness of Alfredo sauce with the zesty flavors of Mexican cuisine? Look no further! This Mexican Alfredo recipe is a perfect fusion dish that’s simple enough for even toddlers to help make. With just a few ingredients—chicken breast, pasta, Alfredo sauce, taco seasoning, and your favorite shredded cheese—you’ll have a flavorful, comforting meal in no time. Let’s get started!


  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 1 lb pasta (your choice)
  • 1 jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Hatch cheese or any preferred kind)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add the chicken chunks to the pan and sauté until fully cooked, about 6-8 minutes.
    • Sprinkle half of the taco seasoning packet over the chicken and stir well.
  2. Cook the Pasta:
    • While the chicken is cooking, boil the pasta according to the package instructions, typically 5-8 minutes.
    • Once cooked, drain the pasta, reserving a cup of pasta water.
  3. Prepare the Sauce:
    • Add the jar of Alfredo sauce to the pan with the chicken.
    • Add the remaining taco seasoning and stir to incorporate.
    • Add 1 cup of shredded cheese to the sauce and stir until melted and well mixed.
  4. Combine Pasta and Sauce:
    • Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the chicken and sauce.
    • Stir everything together. If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of the reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Finish and Serve:
    • Add a generous amount of black pepper to taste.
    • Serve hot and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love It:

  1. Simple and Quick: This recipe is easy to follow and can be made in under 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
  2. Kid-Friendly: With its creamy and cheesy texture, it’s a hit with toddlers and adults alike.
  3. Versatile: You can customize it with your favorite type of pasta and cheese.
  4. Flavorful: The taco seasoning adds a delicious Mexican twist to the classic Alfredo sauce.
  5. Comfort Food: It’s hearty and comforting, ideal for any meal.

Tips for Making:

  • Cut Evenly: Make sure to cut the chicken into even chunks for uniform cooking.
  • Pasta Choice: Use any pasta you like – penne, fettuccine, or rotini all work well.
  • Cheese Options: Experiment with different cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican blend.
  • Adjust Consistency: If the sauce is too thick, use the reserved pasta water to thin it out to your liking.

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat in a pan over medium heat, adding a splash of milk or water if needed to loosen the sauce.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the dish in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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