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

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta with Bacon

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 4 MINUTES

total time: 14 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

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

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.

3

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

4

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

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.

6

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

7

Serve warm.

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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


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Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta with Bacon

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 4 MINUTES

total time: 14 MINUTES

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

Ingredients

Directions

1

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

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.

3

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

4

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

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.

6

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

7

Serve warm.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from TastesBetterFromScratch.com 

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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

 

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Comments 23

  1. katie

    Sounds awesome, can’t wait to try it!!

  2. Tracikane

    Looks great! Is there a printer-friendly version?

    • Lina D

      Yes there is a printer icon towards the bottom of post to print- may be on the desktop version though.

  3. Olgraygirl

    Ditto-I would like a print version so I promptly make it this weekend. Another great one Lina!!

  4. Deanna

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m always looking for new quick and easy ones because we’re always on the go.

    • Lina D

      Awesome! I think you’ll like this one. Even good left over 🙂

  5. Gigi

    Thanks! Can it be done in a crockpot? On what setting for how long?

  6. sne3103

    Ooh, this looks good! What can I add instead of bacon to make it more filling and nutritious? Any veggie suggestions?

    • Lina D

      I think you could add in some broccoli or edamame at the end!

    • 50ShadesofLipstick

      Sweet peas…I’d thaw the frozen ones and then add in just long enough to warm them.

  7. Christina

    I made this for dinner tonight! It was so delicious! Even my little ones loved it! It was more like 12+ servings for us. We had a salad and fresh fruit with it. Thank you for posting this! It will be going on our dinner menu often!

  8. Mom to 5 boys

    Who has leftover bacon?! 🙂

    • amy111

      😂

  9. Kelley Otto

    Same question as above, any directions on how to use it in the crockpot since I don’t have an Instant Pot yet?

  10. Jennifer Landon

    Do you have Crockpot directions for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Lina D

      I have not tried this on the slow cooker personally, but imagine if you put the chicken with cream cheese and ranch dressing, omit broth and milk- and cook on high for about 3-4 hours or low 6-8 that’d work. Then just cook noodles separately – thin with milk if desired at end and add in bacon at end. Thanks.

  11. Jennifer Landon

    Thank you!

  12. Dee

    Made this last night. Everyone loved it. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! Thanks for sharing 👍

  13. lakelea

    Can I double or 1.5 this to serve more? My family is larger than 5…

  14. Kimmithy3

    Cooked this tonite with my teen and preteen girls… the hardest part was cooking the bacon and keeping it from being eaten before the chicken was ready! Delicious! Made a bag of microwave peas and it was a complete meal! I will definitely make this again!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s awesome news! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  15. Tasha Orosco

    Does it ever thicken up?

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