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Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

This pressure cooker cheesy chicken spaghetti was a real hit for dinner tonight! If you love easy Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot recipes this is a weeknight dinner you’ll want to make.

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

I’m here with pressure cooker cheesy chicken spaghetti to add to our long list of easy Instant Pot recipes. If you’re ready to amp regular Instant Pot spaghetti up to the next level with cheese and a bit of a kick this is the next dinner you need to make! (originally published 10/18, affiliate links present)

This one pot meal is done in less than 20 minutes!!! You can make it in your Crockpot Express or as an easy Ninja foodi recipe too.

That means it’s a real winner. The only real prep is to cube chicken breasts and dice your onion up. The rest you can just dump in, pressure cook, lift the lid and stir!

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

That’s my kinda’ easy pressure cooker recipe.

I got the idea for our pressure cooker cheesy chicken spaghetti recipe from a viewer actually!

She messaged me on The Typical Mom Facebook page and asked if I had a recipe for easy chicken spaghetti and I didn’t. I said it was a great idea though and I would attempt it the next week.

instant pot chicken spaghetti

I made my first version which I share at the very bottom of this page.

  • Then on the second go around I switched things around a bit and used Velveeta instead of shredded cheese. That is a substitution you can make too for a much richer flavor. I include both recipes below.

The Velveeta version has more of a kick to it (a bit of heat) because I swapped out some chicken broth for another can of Rotel.

You can decide which recipe you’d like to try. They’re both yummy.

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti 2

Watch the video that’s embedded in this post first, then follow these simple written steps:

Time needed: 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti

  1. Prepare

    Add your cubed chicken, diced onions, and 1 can of rotel into your Instant Pot. Stir so everything is mixed well.

    Break your noodles into 3 equal parts and sprinkle on top of your chicken mixture.

    Pour your 2nd can of rotel on top of your noodles. Whisk together your cans of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup and chicken broth, pour on top of noodles but do NOT stir.

  2. Cook

    Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 8 minutes cook time. Quick release the pressure and remove the lid. 

    Stir contents and break up any noodles/chicken pieces that may be stuck together a bit.

  3. Saute

    Turn your pot to saute. Serve now if you don’t want cheese, it’s delicious as is.

    Dice your Velveeta (or room temp. cream cheese if you’d rather) into smaller chunks of cheese and add into your pot. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce thickens.

* Honestly the longer this sits the better it gets and is amazing the next day as leftovers.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Spaghetti 2

Pressure cooker chicken spaghetti

This version uses Velveeta:

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. If you have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY recommend getting this non stick pot. Great for all recipes & to help prevent burn notice.
  2. Velveeta – half a block, or I found a package with 5 smaller blocks and used 3 of the 5 pieces, about 10 oz.
  3. Rotel 
  4. Cream of mushroom
  5. Cream of chicken
  6. Onion
  7. Spaghetti noodles
  8. Chicken breasts – boneless, skinless, diced
  9. 1/2 cup diced onions and bell peppers could be added if you’d like
bell peppers and onions

Other version using shredded cheese and very little heat is below this recipe card.

After this try our pressure cooker jambalaya too!

If you’re looking for a milder version of cheesy Instant Pot chicken spaghetti here is another recipe you can try which is good as well.

instant pot cheesy spaghetti

This is a picture of the above recipe that has real cheese in it versus velveeta and doesn’t have a kick like the first recipe does.

  • I would say if I had to choose from the 2 I would opt for the velveeta version but honestly I usually use what I have in the house so it depends on the night.

There is a decent amount of sodium in packaged cheese so salt and pepper is not necessary. There will not be a lack of flavor for sure.

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Looking for more pressure cooker chicken recipes?

If you love traditional Instant Pot spaghetti we have instructions for that too. It is the ONLY way I make this “old fashioned” dinner because it takes no time at all. This too requires no boiling and is all cooked in one pot. 

instant-pot-spaghetti

Can you cook spaghetti noodles in an Instant Pot?

You can really use your Instant Pot to cook any type of pasta. Just sprinkle it in with liquid or other ingredients like our chicken spaghetti and set to 9 minutes. 

  • This will ensure it will come out just a touch al dente. Nobody likes mushy noodles! 
  • Take note that the Instant Pot will spend about 10-11 minutes heating up before it begins to reach pressure and start to cook
  • SO, if you set it for 4 minutes, the whole process will take about 15 minutes.

You can find many more Instant Pot pasta recipes here as well, enjoy friends!

Instant Pot chicken spaghetti

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Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

This pressure cooker cheesy chicken spaghetti was a real hit for dinner tonight! If you love easy Instant Pot recipes this is one you’ll want to make.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy, chicken and dumplings, creamy, instant pot, instant pot recipe, pressure cooker, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 500kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add your cubed chicken, diced onions, and 1 can of rotel into your Instant Pot. Stir so everything is mixed well.
  • Break your noodles into 3 equal parts and sprinkle on top of your chicken mixture.
  • Pour your 2nd can of rotel on top of your noodles. Whisk together your cans of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup and chicken broth, pour on top of noodles but do NOT stir.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Do a quick release and lift lid. 
  • Stir contents and break up any noodles/chicken pieces that may be stuck together a bit. Turn your pot to saute. Serve now if you don’t want cheese, it’s delicious as is.
  • Dice your velveeta into smaller chunks of cheese and add into your pot. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce thickens.
  • * Honestly the longer this sits the better it gets and is amazing the next day as leftovers.

Video

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 805mg35%
Potassium 1040mg30%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 341mg34%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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