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Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

15 min Serves 4

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 3-4 small chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper (for chicken)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb dry fettuccine noodles
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Turn Instant Pot to saute function and brown chicken for a couple minutes on each side. Season with salt & pepper. Remove chicken and set aside.

2

Melt butter and saute minced garlic, stirring the browned bits from chicken for a couple minutes.

3

Whisk in cream and bring to a simmer. Add salt.

4

Pour in chicken broth.

5

Break apart noodles and add to pot.

6

Add chicken breasts back in.

7

Close lid, and set to manual (high) for 6 minutes.

8

Let pressure natural release for about 7 minutes.

9

Remove lid, stir in Parmesan cheese.

10

Serve with chopped parsley or fresh basil, if desired.

73 Comments

Love homemade Fettuccine Alfredo sauce?🍝

What if I said you can make a delicious one pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo dinner at home in under 30 minutes with your Instant Pot pressure cooker?! IT’S TRUE!!!Β 

This quick idea uses simple ingredients and results in a cheesy garlic cream sauce that’ll turn into a comforting family favorite for sure! I love that you can use the saute function on the Instant Pot to brown the meat first, compile sauce, and then add in noodles. So easy!

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

You're family will love this rich and comforting chicken & pasta dish with garlic cream sauce that's easily cooked together in your Instant Pot!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 small chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper (for chicken)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb dry fettuccine noodles
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Turn Instant Pot to saute function and brown chicken for a couple minutes on each side. Season with salt & pepper. Remove chicken and set aside.

2

Melt butter and saute minced garlic, stirring the browned bits from chicken for a couple minutes.

3

Whisk in cream and bring to a simmer. Add salt.

4

Pour in chicken broth.

5

Break apart noodles and add to pot.

6

Add chicken breasts back in.

7

Close lid, and set to manual (high) for 6 minutes.

8

Let pressure natural release for about 7 minutes.

9

Remove lid, stir in Parmesan cheese.

10

Serve with chopped parsley or fresh basil, if desired.

Additional Notes

*Recipe adapted from HeatherLikesFood.com

Tip: Make sure to do a natural release on the pressure after the cook time for at least 6-7 minutes or so. If you try a quick release, sauce could splatter everywhere.

I’ve made this easy weeknight meal idea a few times now. It’s my kids’ favorite pasta dish… they LOVE it!

I usually steam a veggie like broccoli to serve with it as well. Making Fettuccine Alfredo in the Instant Pot ROCKS!! You can’t beat just one pot to wash too! EASY and DELICIOUS!

Keep this meal in mind during the busy holiday season to make life easier! 😊


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 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! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 73

  1. jishmo

    Thanks for this recipe, I’m always looking for more I can do with my instant pot. Any good low carb/paleo meals ideas you have for it?

    • Lina D

      I’ll have to try some! Thanks for the suggestion! ❀️

  2. Manuela

    Do you have to use Heavy whipping cream? (I am on WW and that’s way toooo many points :))
    i wonder if i can substitute for almond milk? Ill try it out..

    • bremoeller

      I would gather that any other milk would work it would just change the thickness of the sauce.

      • Sarah

        Yes. Sometimes I use milk, half and half, and heavy whipping cream. I sub them all the time

    • 50ShadesofLipstick

      That’s not going to make an alfredo sauce though…it’s going to be very watery and unappetizing. You could just have a smaller portion of the real thing.

    • Scooby-dooby

      Let us know. I’m anxious to hear how it goes!

    • Melissa

      You could use coconut milk in place of the cream also.

    • Ryan

      I sub evaporated fat free milk for heavy whipping cream all the time and it usually works out great!

    • Manuela

      Ok so I made it last night with fairlife milk 2% and it came out amazing works just as well as with heavy cream. This was also the first time ever using my instant pot it was awesome so fast!

      • Lina D

        Thanks for reporting back! That’s great news πŸ‘πŸ»

    • Sue

      Try fat free half and half

      • Wickerone

        I agree with the half and half. I use that to make a garlic pasta and it usually turns out just as creamy as the heavy cream it originally calls for.

  3. Julie

    Thanks for the recipe! I am always looking for new ideas for my instant pot! Keep them coming! Going to put this on my menu for next week.

    • Lina D

      You’re welcome! Thanks Julie!

  4. AOhio

    What, get outta here! Ok, I need an instant pot

    • Rachel

      I absolutely love mine. Wait til Black Friday to buy one. Walmart has a great deal on the them.

    • Lina D

      Ha yes you do!! ❀️

  5. Scruffybean718

    I finally caved and bought an Instant Pot a few weeks ago. For a long time I thought it would be just another kitchen appliance. I was SO, SO wrong. It has quickly become my favorite thing ever. I made boneless spare ribs last night in 12 minutes and my husband said they are the best ones I’ve ever made in 7 years. So glad to add this recipe to our arsenal as well! Thank you!

    • Sarah

      Do you have the recipe you could share?

        • Lina D

          Yum! Thanks for sharing πŸ‘πŸ»

        • Sarah

          Thanks a bunch

    • Lina D

      That’s so great to hear and I agree! I’ve been using mine more and more! Spare ribs sound yummy πŸ‘πŸ»

  6. RA

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Can’t wait to make it! I would love to see more recipes for the pressure cooker.

  7. It's Me!

    Trying this recipe tonight!

  8. Dee

    I think I’m going to cave and finally get one. Hopefully I can snag one on Black Friday.

  9. Sarah

    I like fettuccine with shrimp or crawfish better. Good recipe!!

    • riss

      How do you cook it with instant pot? Or do you just add the sauted shrimp when the pasta is done? I made chicken Alfredo last week and my hubby wants shrimp next time.

      • Mel R.

        A recipe I have, calls for a bag of frozen, cooked shrimp. You add the bag in with the pasta & broth (after sauteing the garlic) and set the timer for 7 minutes, and do a quick release. Then add the cream & parm cheese.
        A tip for quick release so you don’t get steam scalded, is to put a dish towel over the release valve, then you can turn it and the towel catches all the steam!

        • riss

          Thank you, Mel πŸ™‚ I’m such a scaredy cat when I first use my instant pot, I used wooden spoon (i still do) to turn the quick release knob, then ran out of the kitchen!

          • *Angela-Miles*

            LOL, sounds like me

        • Lina D

          Thanks Mel!

        • mamaprice22

          Thank you. I wondered how long shrimp would take.

  10. Marie

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing . I’ve requested this as Christmas present so hoping my wish comes true . This would be the first meal I would cook in it. Gosh is it time for dinner yet. πŸ˜‰ thanks for posting

  11. Ashley

    This looks delicious and really makes me want to get one of these instant pressure cookers!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Ashley!

  12. FitbitMom

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • BGmama

      Says it is going to be a 5 quart. Do you think they mean 6 quart?

  13. ds

    that looks awesome Lina thanks i love chicken recipes i could live on chicken alone thanks!

    • Lina D

      Oh thanks!

  14. ds

    Lina can you recommend a good pressure cooker thats not to expensive some run upwards of 100 bucks

  15. ds

    Im sorry i am used to a slow cooker. the cook time is only 13 minutes is that right? do i have to cook the chicken first before putting it into the pressure cook

    • Lina D

      Brown the chicken first, not all the way cooked. Then compile sauce, add in uncooked needles. And then you’ll set machine to 6 minutes!
      Then natural release (let sit) for about 7 minutes!
      Stir in cheese and it’s done πŸ‘πŸ»

      • ds

        wow thanks Lina i need to stick you in my pocket your good to have around!!!!!

  16. Luv🌺

    With baby #3 in the way, sounds like i need instant pot in my life. My kids like chicken alfredo, now if I can just get a good deal online, I can’t deal with instore drama with my big belly for Black Friday.

  17. Amanda

    I have the old fashioned stove-top pressure cooker, would the cook time be the same do you think?

  18. Dee

    I noticed that the Walmart Black Friday Instant Pot is a 5 QT. How big is the pot that is used in this recipe? Also, is the 5 QT big enough for a family of 5?

    • Lina D

      Mine is a 6 quart in photo. So far it’s been perfect for my family of 4 – hope that helps!

  19. Keri

    Made this for supper tonight. It was delicious! This will be a regular for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D

      That made my day! Thanks for sharing πŸ‘πŸ»

  20. Love from Munchkintime.com

    This Alfredo looks crazy delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    • Lina D

      You’re so welcome!

  21. Hannah

    Made this tonight and it was just as good as my regular Alfredo that normally takes at least 3 different pots to make! The only thing I would change is to use water instead of the chicken broth. I could taste a lot of broth. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s great to hear and thanks for suggestion!!

  22. Brianna

    Do you think I could add frozen broccoli or would it become mush?

    • Lina D

      Yes! Just let it defrost a bit and maybe mix it in at the end after mixing in cheese.

  23. kimberly

    hi
    thanks for this, trying it tonite
    i need to feed 10 so should i double it?
    Could I just add 2 lbs of noodles? Maybe make a box on the side.

  24. Kay

    Taste really good but my bottom noodles stuck and came out dry. Guessing I needed more liquid. Any thoughts?

    • holls

      If you have an 8qt you might need to adapt recipes like this to have more liquid.

  25. Holly

    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious!

    The one problem I had, though — once I had everything combined and sealed it up to pressure cook, the noodles kept sticking to the bottom and giving the “burn” error. I’m using a 6 qt. pot, followed the recipe exactly, and even added a little extra liquid, but once the noodles softened up, I couldn’t keep them off the bottom of the pot.

    I ended up taking everything out of the pot, pressure cooking the chicken by itself, shredding that up, and then mixing the noodles and sauce back in to finish cooking on saute.

    I’ll definitely try it again, but I’m not quite sure how to prevent the noodles from sticking once they soften and the sauce thickens.

  26. ekanne

    I thought you shouldn’t do the cream before it’s cooked – only at the end? Am I mistaken and you can? This looks delicious and super easy.

  27. Newtothismama

    I just got my instapot and getting used to it! Well I made this last night and I ended up with burned noodles I could never get it to get all the way to pressure it kept saying burn. I tried changing the setting to chicken and it still said burn and finally opened the lid and the noodles on the bottom were burned but the chicken temped after boiling it for over and hour and waiting and waiting! It was delicious but I don’t know what I did wrong! Help thanks.

    • Lina D

      Oh no! I’m so sorry for the frustration. I’ve been trying to research the burn error and found a helpful article. If you scroll down it takes about making this meal with the cream sauce in a separate dish. https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-burn/

  28. Vickie

    Oh no..lol…this is probably delicious..but it’s not authentic Alfredo..haha.
    No cream or milk..ever..ever..never. πŸ™‚

  29. Mindy

    I’m new to IP. I’ve made two meals successfully but this meal will be my first large meal for our family of 8. I need to double the recipe..would I need to double the cooking time?

  30. Kristin

    I think the use for the olive oil is missing in the directions?

    • Lina D

      Thanks Kristin – it’s just to brown the chicken in step 1 – I will update – THANKS πŸ‘

  31. Christine Paton

    Can I use frozen chicken breasts? If so, how would the cook time change? Thank you.

  32. Stu

    Lina, is the cook time for the pasta the same if you use fresh pasta? I recently tried making my own pasta and will not go back to the store bought stuff.

    • Lina D

      Hi Stu, you kinda stumped us all with this question. I would hate for your pasta to come out over cooked – honestly I would consider cooking separate. Or what about after cooking the chicken, turn on the sautΓ© function and let noodles cook to taste, thanks!

  33. Angelica Mejia H

    What if I need to double the recipe more chicken and 2lbs of pasta how would I adjust the cream and stock?

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