Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta #Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. Chicken, bacon and ranch go so well together. This easy recipe combines the three favorite flavors into a filling comfort food. The recipe is best on the first day. If you store leftovers, the pasta will absord almost all of the creamy ranch. If you do store it for the second day, add a little ranch dressing or a splash of milk to moisten the dish up again. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 Qt Instant Pot)
  • mixing bowl
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

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Ingredients

  • 1.15 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 1 lb pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (not melted)
  • 1-1.5 cups bacon (I used 1.5 cups because we love bacon.)
  • 1 cup chicken boullion
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese (optional for serving)

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the cup of chicken boullion into the Instant Pot.

Place the chicken into the pot.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes.

If your cream cheese isn’t softened, you can soften it in the microwave on 50% power for about 1.5 minutes.

Add the ranch dressing to the softened cream cheese and stir well.

Remove the chicken, leaving the broth in the pot.

Place the pasta into the pot.

Pour the water on top of the pasta, then flatten so as much pasta is covered with water as is possible.

Pour the ranch cream cheese mixture on top of everything and spread to cover it all.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high for 4 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Add the bacon and stir well.

Optional before serving – Sprinkle a little shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Serve immediately.

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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19 Comments

  1. So funny because I found a very similar recipe on Pinterest (it didn’t have the chicken) that I am planning on making for dinner tonite. But now that I saw this, I am going to add in some chicken.

  2. OK – an instant pot is definitely going on my Christmas list! I’ve been holding off, but this recipe is killing me – in a good way – making me crave this pasta dinner. Yum!

  3. My daughter and I would enjoy this recipe and probably eat it all just between the two of us. Men don’t really care for ranch dressing in or on anything Just means more for us.

  4. I love visiting your site, Valerie. I get to see so many delicious recipes I can make in my Instant Pot. We got one a few months back and we’ve been using it fairly regularly. This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta would be great for our Pizza/Pasta Fridays at home.

  5. I just purchased an Instant Pot and have started using it for easy meals. I admit that it has been quite a learning curve for me. I’m still on the fence as to whether I like it for cooking or not. Maybe I’ll give it another try with your recipe. It looks yummy.

  6. I have never used ranch dressing for anything other than salad, and this sounds like a neat idea for a pasta. I love how easy it is to make with the instant pot too!

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