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

10 min Serves 5

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta with Bacon

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.

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!

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 


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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Comments 19

  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 👍

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