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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot chicken pasta is a creamy chicken casserole with vegetables added inside too! A complete meal that’s a family favorite around here. 

Instant Pot Chicken PastaWho loves one pot meals?? We do! This Instant Pot chicken pasta is creamy and delicious, even your kids will love it! We call it pressure cooker mushroom chicken casserole but you can find your favorite name for it once you try it.  My family loved it with carrots and broccoli 😉 Added to our list of family friendly Instant Pot recipes where you can find more ideas too. (affiliate links present)

Ok so it took me 4 trials to get this Instant Pot chicken pasta casserole just right so I could share it with you!!

I would never share a pressure cooker recipe that didn’t work perfectly. 😉

You can pack it full of vegetables, or make it rather plain with just some fresh spinach. Your choice, we will explain both methods. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

instant pot chicken and noodles

Ever since I made this pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe that was so popular, I’ve had on my mind to make this.

Sometimes we’d rather have pasta instead of rice, but want the same great flavors. Typically using cream and soups in the Instant Pot are tricky because you have to make sure there’s enough liquid and it’s layered right. That is what took me so much time to make it perfect.

chicken and noodles recipe

Rules to follow when making Instant Pot chicken and noodles.

Do not stir the noodles in!

Follow along, it is quite simple but should be followed so everything comes out perfectly.

  1. First set Instant Pot to saute and melt your butter
  2. Then add the chicken you’ve diced up and cook until they’re no longer pink
  3. Sprinkle in your seasonings and add your frozen vegetables, stir.
  4. Leave this mixture on the bottom of the pot
  5. Stir together your 2 liquids and pour into your Instant Pot pressure cooker
  6. Sprinkle in your noodles and gently submerge, do not stir in.
    1. cooking pasta this way is important to avoid sticking to the bottom
  7. Seal lid and steam valve and pressure cook as directed below
  8. Quick release and sprinkle in cheeses
  9. Allow to sit and thicken for at least 5 minutes before serving

Instant Pot Chicken dinner

This Instant Pot chicken pasta is truly a dump it and go kind of meal, and listed on our long list of 100 days of Instant Pot dinner recipes now.

  • Fresh mushrooms and/or spinach are optional but we always add the frozen mixed vegetables!

Our pressure cooker chicken pot pie soup is another favorite with mixed veggies.

If adding fresh spinach keep it until the meal is done. Then put them on top and put lid on again to allow them to “steam” a bit before stirring into the entire mixture.

pressure cooker chicken pasta

What you need to make Instant Pot chicken pasta

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. I would HIGHLY recommend this non stick pot if you have a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot
  2. Chicken – boneless, skinless breasts diced into bite size pieces works best (diced thighs could be used as well)
  3. Butter
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. Onion, diced is optional
  6. Granulated garlic
  7. Noodles – uncooked, small style is best, we’ve used farfalle and other styles
  8. Chicken broth
  9. Half and half or heavy cream
  10. Frozen vegetable mix
  11. Mozzarella and/or white cheddar cheese
    1. parmesan cheese is great too
  12. Fresh spinach leaves are optional

Omitting the spinach is just fine too, there are enough veggies inside as it is.

pressure cooker chicken and noodles

For more easy Instant Pot chicken recipes as well as Instant Pot pasta recipes see these other roundups!

 

Note: we didn’t use egg noodles, however the timing should remain the same.

How long does it take to cook egg noodles in an Instant Pot?

  • If you chose to use wide egg noodles with this I would stay with a 5 minute cook time.
  • I have not used anything other than the 2 styles you see above but that what worked with our Instant Pot crack chicken casserole.
  • If cooking them by themselves they only take 1-2 minutes covered in water on high pressure

If you like your noodles al dente set for 4 minutes instead.

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot chicken pasta is a creamy chicken casserole with lots of vegetables added inside too! A complete meal that's a family favorite around here. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, creamy, instant pot, noodles, pasta, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut your chicken into bite size pieces. Then turn pressure cooker to saute and melt your butter inside.
  • Add chicken and cook until it is no longer pink. Press off/cancel to turn off.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper, garlic and parsley. Add frozen vegetables and stir.
  • In a separate bowl stir together broth and half and half, pour this into your pot but don't stir.
  • Sprinkle noodles on top and gently push down so they're submerged but do not stir together.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release.
  • Lift lid and sprinkle in your cheese. Stir so everything is combined and cheese melts. If you're adding fresh spinach put leaves on top of everything and put lid back on so they can "steam" for a good 5 minutes. Then lift and stir in.
  • Allow to sit and thicken/cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Can serve with more cheese on top.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 836mg36%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2266IU45%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

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