Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Alfredo

This cheesy pasta recipe is made in a slow cooker but is relatively quick taking just 2 1/2 hours from start-to-finish. It's full of vegetables, whole-grain linguine and of course, lots of cheese!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 2 cups fresh button or cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ medium head cauliflower, cut into large florets

  • 1 9-ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk

  • 1 5 to 6.5-ounce container light semisoft cheese with garlic and fine herbs

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)

  • 6 ounces dried whole-grain linguine

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved

  • Shredded fresh basil


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine green beans, mushrooms, cauliflower, artichoke hearts, carrots and onion (see Tip). Pour evaporated milk over all in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 5 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Add semisoft cheese and Parmesan cheese to cooker. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir gently until cheese is melted. Cook linguine according to package directions; drain. Use kitchen shears to cut up cooked linguine in a few places. Add linguine to cooker and toss to coat. Divide pasta mixture among six serving plates. Top each serving with tomatoes and basil.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g 37%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 4510IU 90%
Vitamin C 37mg 41%
Folate 74mcg 18%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Calcium 429mg 33%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 76mg 18%
Potassium 631mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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