Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. Chicken, bacon and ranch go well together. This easy recipe combines 3 favorite flavors into a filling comfort food.

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

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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.

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    20 comments

    Robin Rue November 6, 2017 - 6:27 am

    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.

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    Alli Smith November 6, 2017 - 7:29 am

    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!

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    Amber Myers November 6, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Mmm, this looks so amazing. I just love pasta–this is something everyone in the house would enjoy!

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    Jeanette November 6, 2017 - 8:22 am

    That looks so good! I have an instant pot and I love to use it. It makes life so much easier for me.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 6, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    Wow this dish looks and sounds so delicious. It would be perfect for a busy weeknight. I love that the instant pot makes this quick and easy.

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    candy November 6, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    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.

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    Lisa November 6, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    This looks so creamy and delicious. I love instant pot recipes that can put a good meal on the table in just a few minutes.

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    ricci November 6, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    You had me at ranch…LOL!! I Loe anything with ranch in it so this recipe sounds perfect for me!! YUM!

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    Our Family World November 6, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    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.

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    Liz Mays November 6, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    I’m liking these flavors! This sounds like a really good family dish. I like being able to use my Instant Pot too.

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    Tonya November 6, 2017 - 9:18 pm

    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.

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    Jenn November 6, 2017 - 9:53 pm

    This looks and sounds so good. I love chicken and pasta recipes. I’ll have to give this one a try.

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    Jenn November 7, 2017 - 9:13 am

    YUM! I need to get an instant pot for Christmas, i am loving this recipe.

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    Sandy N Vyjay November 7, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Instant pot dishes are indeed a blessing. They come in so handy on hectic days. This looks like a promising dish that I will prepare with vegetarian variants.

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    Kita Bryant November 7, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    I love my pasta and I love my bacon! I was just saying how I can’t wait for Christmas because I want my instant pot!

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    Chubskulit Rose November 7, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    Ahhhh this sounds and look super delicious. IT is a kind of dish that my kids would love to have. I will try your recipe.

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    Marysa November 7, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    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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    Jilly Spellman November 7, 2017 - 9:59 pm

    I want an instant pot so bad. I am hope am that Santa brings me one! Recipe looks yummy!

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    Melanie November 8, 2017 - 12:53 am

    That sounds perfect for our busy weeknights! With the ranch flavoring, I’m sure the kiddos will gobble this up!

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    pat. November 23, 2017 - 9:50 am

    Tempting dish. Pasta is a meal and budget stretcher BUT it also stretches my butt.

    Reply

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