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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Dump

Instant Pot chicken pasta dump is a creamy chicken casserole with vegetables added inside too! A complete meal that’s a family favorite around here. If you love Instant Pot casseroles you will love this pressure cooker chicken pasta recipe.

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Who 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, originally published 8/19)

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Casserole

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. Only have a Ninja Foodi or need a Crockpot express recipe? Works the same for these too!

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Who doesn’t love a dump it all in one pot meal? I mean moms do but the child who is on dish duty for chores does too, trust me. Only one pot to clean but you an cook noodles, meat and veggies all together now. It’s been a game changer for us. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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instant pot chicken and noodles

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Dump

Ever since I made this pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe that was so popular, I’ve had on my mind to make this. In that one I used a lot of the same ingredients but with a different starch.

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.

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Instant Pot Chicken Penne Pasta

You can use whatever shape of noodles you want. Typically I will buy medium sizes of whatever is on sale at the time. The squiggly is fun for kids, shells work great and penne. 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

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.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Dairy Free

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.

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. I would HIGHLY recommend a 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, penne 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

If you cannot handle lactose you can use coconut milk instead. That won’t be as thick so you may want to whisk in some cornstarch at the end for that aspect. Omitting the spinach is just fine too, there are enough veggies inside as it is.

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How to save leftovers? Same as other meals you have to wait until it has cooled completely to room temperature. Then transfer into bowls with a lid or a freezer bag. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to reheat add 2 tbsp of broth to the top. Use your microwave for 1.5 minutes stirring in between so it warms all the way thru.

For more easy Instant Pot chicken recipes as well as Instant Pot pasta recipes see these other roundups! Like others you can use any brand you have as long as it is an electric version.

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.

If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can try this stuffed chicken breast recipe Note: we didn’t use egg noodles, however the timing should remain the same.

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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.
Instant Pot Chicken Pasta
Instant Pot Chicken Pasta recipe
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William

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Good recipe that came together quickly. Thoughts - I used frozen broccoli, which basically cooked down almost completely. I may try fresh broccoli next time, and there probably will be a next time. Result was still quite yummy; this beats frozen dinners any day.

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