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Instant Pot Broccoli Chicken Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes (not including time for pressure to build)
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Instant Pot
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Broccoli Chicken Pasta is the perfect instant pot pasta recipe will chicken, broccoli, and bacon to round it out to be a great one pot meal!


Units Scale
  • 12 oz Bacon Sliced chopped up
  • 2 cups Bite Sized pieces of Broccoli (this was about 3 florets for me)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onion
  • 3 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 oz. (roughly 2 slightly heaping cups) Medium Egg Noodles
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. Ranch Dressing Mix (1/2 an envelope) (And I always use Hidden Valley Ranch)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Set your instant pot to saute' on high.
  3. Once hot, add the bacon and broccoli.  Saute' until the bacon is done.
  4. Remove the bacon, and broccoli from the instant pot and set aside.  Remove all but 2 Tbs. of bacon grease from the instant pot.  If there isn't that much bacon grease add olive oil instead.
  5. Add the chicken and onions.  Saute' until the chicken is done.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, ranch dressing mix, and egg noodles.
  7. Secure the instant pot lid for pressure cooking.  Set the instant pot to pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  8. While you are waiting, measure out the milk into a microwave safe container.  Cube the cream cheese and add it to the milk.  Heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds.  You need to do this because if you add these ingredients cold it will cool the hot ingredients too much to properly melt the cheese.
  9. After the 4 minutes use the quick release to release the steam.
  10. When safe, open the instant pot lid and add the broccoli, bacon, milk, cream cheese, and mozzarella.  Stir a couple times and re-secure the instant pot lid.
  11. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Release any steam that may have build up and open the lid.  Stir the contents well and serve.

Keywords: Instant Pot, chicken, broccoli, casserole