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May 31 2018
4 months ago
2:22 PM MDT

Turn OFF the Oven and Make this Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon

May 31, 2018 @ 2:22 PM MDT
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Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon – Pouring noodles into pot

Need an easy and delicious Instant Pot meal idea?

If you’re in search of a delicious dinner the entire family will enjoy, make this instant pot chicken ranch pasta with bacon! This cheesy pasta dish features a creamy ranch sauce and crumbled bacon. The best part is, you can just throw all the ingredients in and come back to a perfectly cooked, and oh so comforting meal!

Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon – Ingredients

The Instant Pot can come in handy for last-minute meal planning!

This idea took me under 40 minutes and was mostly hands-off as far as effort. These are my favorite types of ideas! Plus these are all pretty common ingredients to keep on hand. I saved some leftover bacon from breakfast and added it at the end!

Hip Tip: Make your own ranch seasoning packet using THIS easy recipe!

Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon – Stirring noodles and chicken in the instant pot


Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta with Bacon

This one-pot pasta dish featuring ranch and chicken is over the top delicious and easy to make!

Serves: 5-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

PT10M

Cook Time: 4 minutes

PT4M

Ingredients

Directions

  • Step 1:

    Cut chicken into one-inch pieces. Salt & pepper to taste.

  • Step 2:

    Turn Instant Pot to Saute function. Add olive oil and saute chicken for a couple minutes. Scrape any remaining bits on the bottom of the pot.

  • Step 3:

    Stir in ranch dressing mix, milk, broth, and uncooked pasta.

  • Step 4:

    Secure lid. Turn valve to "sealing", and set the Instant Pot to 4 minutes on Manual or High.

  • Step 5:

    After done, do a quick release on pressure.

    Tip: Use the back of a wooden spoon to move the valve when releasing pressure, and if any liquid starts releasing, loosely cover with a kitchen towel.

  • Step 6:

    Remove lid and stir in the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and bacon.

  • Step 7:

    Serve warm.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from TastesBetterFromScratch.com 


Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon – Cooked noodles topped with bacon

My family was happy to dive into this cheesy goodness!

I love that the texture was kinda like a creamy mac and cheese, so the kids are all about it. The flavor was delicious with the bacon and ranch, and overall this was a solid choice for a crowd-pleasing Instant Pot dinner! Plus, I didn’t even turn on the oven, which definitely means I’ll be adding this to the summer meal rotation.

I even had some re-heated the next day and it was YUM. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon – served in a bowl


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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