Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Dump And Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta features pasta with chunks of chicken, bacon and diced tomatoes smothered in a creamy ranch sauce.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Hello! So I’m still recovering from foot surgery. I’m only partial weightbearing now, which means I’m not allowed to put my full weight  or much pressure on my right foot. I’m in a big, heavy boot almost all of the time. While it’s a little easier to get around now then a week ago when I was only on the knee scooter, it’s still a challenge to do am lot in the kitchen. As a result of these things. Between that and the heat I’ve been making quite a few dump and start meals in the pressure cooker. I’m sharing another one of these recipes with you today.  

Pressure Cooker Dump And Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is an easy comfort food recipe featuring pasta with chunks of chicken, bacon and diced tomatoes smothered in a creamy ranch sauce. This simple recipe can be made in about 30 minutes if you have some already cooked bacon, or you can make the bacon fresh and the meal will take a little longer. Please note if you are cooking the bacon in the pressure cooker this won’t technically be a dump and start meal, but it will still be easy to make.

Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Dump And Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

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Equipment Needed

Ingredients

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Go to the next step if you have some already cooked bacon, either that you bought or made yourself. If you don’t have some already cooked bacon you have one of two options. The first option is to cook the bacon in the oven right now. The second option is to cut the bacon strips into pieces, turn the pressure cooker on to saute and cook the bacon. Once the bacon is cooked, set it aside and continue to the next step. The pressure cooker’s pot should now be empty.

Pour the chicken broth and water into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the uncooked pasta into the pot and be sure as much of it as possible is covered with the broth and water.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pour the condensed cream of chicken soup on top of the pasta.

Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and Italian seasoning on top of the condensed soup.

Place the uncooked chicken tenders on top of everything else. You can just put the tenders in there but I prefer to cut the tenders into bite sized pieces.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the drained diced tomatoes on top of the chicken.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook for 5 minuted on manual high pressure.

Once the cooking time has completed, do a quick manual pressure release.

Add the cooked bacon to the pot and stir.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the pieces of cream cheese into the pot and stir.

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the lid back onto the pressure cooker and then let sit for 5 minutes, giving time for the cream cheese to melt.

Uncover the pressure cooker.

Give the contents of the pot a final good stir.

Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

  1. Plug in the electric pressure cooker.
  2. Go to the next step if you have some already cooked bacon, either that you bought or made yourself. If you don't have some already cooked bacon you have one of two options. The first option is to cook the bacon in the oven right now. The second option is to cut the bacon strips into pieces, turn the pressure cooker on to saute and cook the bacon. Once the bacon is cooked, set it aside and continue to the next step. The pressure cooker's pot should now be empty.
  3. Pour the chicken broth and water into the pot.
  4. Place the uncooked pasta into the pot and be sure as much of it as possible is covered with the broth and water.
  5. Pour the condensed cream of chicken soup on top of the pasta.
  6. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and Italian seasoning on top of the condensed soup.
  7. Place the uncooked chicken tenders on top of everything else. You can just put the tenders in there but I prefer to cut the tenders into bite sized pieces.
  8. Put the drained diced tomatoes on top of the chicken.
  9. Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal.
  10. Set the pressure cooker to cook for 5 minuted on manual high pressure.
  11. Once the cooking time has completed, do a quick manual pressure release.
  12. Add the cooked bacon to the pot and stir.
  13. Put the pieces of cream cheese into the pot and stir.
  14. Put the lid back onto the pressure cooker and then let sit for 5 minutes, giving time for the cream cheese to melt.
  15. Uncover the pressure cooker.
  16. Give the contents of the pot a final good stir.
  17. Serve immediately.

If you’re looking for other pressure cooker recipes featuring bacon, be sure to check these out!

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15 comments

Sim @ Sim's Life July 7, 2019 - 3:23 pm

I am seriously loving how easy this recipe sounds! Anything that saves time when cooking is an absolute bonus! Hope you are recovering well after your foot surgery, rest up as much as you can!
Off to check out the dump and start meatloaf recipe! Sim x

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Sarah Bailey July 7, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Now this sounds absolutely amazing, I don’t think I’ve ever made anything quite like this before but I love chicken and bacon (I mean who doesn’t) and there is something about a pasta meal! I think I’ll have to cook some up!

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Rhian Westbury July 8, 2019 - 3:18 am

I need to dig out my pressure cooker when we move as there’s so much you can make in it x

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Quin Cl July 8, 2019 - 5:13 am

Wow..that looks really delicious, it makes me want to try this too at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe and how to make it. 🙂

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Emman Damian July 8, 2019 - 6:44 am

Pressure Cooker Dump and Start Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta sounds so easy to do! I love bacon so I’ll definitely enjoy this! Yummy!

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WhatLauraLoves July 8, 2019 - 8:41 am

My mouth was watering reading your post! Chicken and bacon are my fave ingredients for pasta but I usually just swirl in a bit of mayo. This is a much better option! xxx

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Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too July 8, 2019 - 9:47 am

Loving how this recipe can be added to the pressure cooker in next to no time – perfect for busy days

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Kristine Nicole Alessandra July 8, 2019 - 9:47 am

This really looks good! It has all my kids’ favorites in one dish. I saved the recipe and will make some this week.

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Rebecca Smith July 8, 2019 - 11:13 am

Love delicious dump and start recipes like this! I think my son would enjoy this dish.

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Lisa July 8, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Oh this looks so sinful yet delicious! I love the name too, as it means it’s a quick meal to make with little effort too. The chicken broth’s a bit different too!

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Rosey July 8, 2019 - 7:01 pm

So many of my kids’ favorites all in one dish. I bet it tastes great. I love that you can just dump it and cook it, and end up with an amazing meal.

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michelle twin mum July 9, 2019 - 1:08 pm

I’ve never heard of a dump and start meal, but I like the principle, thanks. I need more easy recipes like this. Mich x

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Lavern Moore July 9, 2019 - 1:50 pm

I have never cooked with a pressure cooker before. I might start with this recipe!

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Stephanie July 10, 2019 - 3:40 am

I love the idea of a dump and start meal – I never have much time for cooking so this sounds perfect for me! X

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Elizabeth O July 12, 2019 - 10:18 am

Pressure cooking is the rage if late because of its ease of use and quick dishes that can be made. Enjoy the dish!

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