Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta. A quick cook in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and bag up for the freezer, Instant Pot Freezer Meal. You will love this Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta. Not just because it is loaded with chicken, cheese and pasta, but also because you can add whatever pantry leftovers you have, to make a yummy filling family pasta meal.
In the Milner freezer you will ALWAYS find a good selection of leftover pasta dishes just asking to be heated up in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. I call my Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta (and my other Instant Pot Pasta Dishes) my leftover cheap meal fillers. That is because I can grab one small pack of Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta to the pot alongside with whatever vegetables or other pulses I have in and now my meal for one will feed five of us for dinner.
For example, as I write this it’s a cold wintery Saturday lunch time. My teen is off for the weekend from college and I have to produce something comforting and filling for him. As well as for our 2 pre-schoolers, along with Dominic and myself.
To expand on my chicken alfredo pasta to make my pressure cooker freezer meal something truly special I added:
- Frozen peas
- White onion
- Extra Cheese
- White Wine
Because I had bulked it up it meant that instead of feeding one person, I now had enough for dinner for all five of us.
Just like you can see below in our Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole:
Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta is so easy and simple to make. You are adding to the Instant Pot (or any brand of pressure cooker) your pasta and stock along with any uncooked vegetables you want to use.
Once the Pressure Cooker has beeped and the pasta is cooked, a cheese lovers paradise begins with lots of soft cheese and hard cheese added along with milk to give it a creamy texture. In goes cooked chicken and you have Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta.
You can also make some easy family swaps:
- Swap chicken for turkey or pork
- Add white wine instead of milk for a restaurant copycat flavour
- Swap soft cheese for coconut milk for a creamier taste
The turkey option is my favourite food swap. I often do this at Christmas time (Thanksgiving works well too) instead of chicken to use up spare turkey leg meat.
More Delicious Pressure Cooker Pasta Recipes
I love cooking pasta in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and here are my all time favourite Instant Pot pasta recipes that I cook over and over again:
- Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Broth
- Instant Pot Turkey Penne Pasta
- Instant Pot Baked Ziti
- Instant Pot Garlic Spaghetti
- Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese
- Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese Minis
- Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni Cheese
- Add the chicken stock and dried pasta to the Instant Pot Pressure cooker along with the garlic puree. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing. Cook for 6 minutes on manual pressure.
- When it beeps manually release pressure and change to the sauté setting.
- Add in chicken, cheese and seasoning. Stir well until the cheese has melted and it has become a creamy sauce.
- When it has cooled down transfer into freezer bags or eat warm.
My Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo Pasta recipe is based upon chicken or turkey leftovers. This could be from Christmas or just from leftovers when you last bought a rotisserie chicken. You can swap this for uncooked chicken breast.
To do so add chunks of 2 small chicken breasts and add this at the same time as the pasta. For dried pasta penne, macaroni and twists work the best. You need a large amount of chicken stock because pasta needs a lot of liquid to go to pressure and it stops it from drying out and burning. We source of chicken stock from Kettle & Fire.
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