Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Casserole

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For years, my crockpot has been my favorite kitchen tool. There is something so magical about throwing all the ingredients in in the morning, and then not having to worry about dinner when you’re all tired. That’s why I love this Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Casserole.

But, the instant pot is where this recipe is at. Throw everything in when you’ve forgotten about dinner, and have a delicious and healthy meal in minutes.

Kids can be picky eaters. It’s just a fact. But, the creamy sauce in this recipe coupled with kids’ favorite staple food – pasta makes this recipe a winner. Trust me, your kids will beg you to make this again, and you’ll just be glad you were able to sneak some veggies in there, too.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons garlic butter (I use this brand which can be found on Amazon) or you can make your own by adding garlic and parmesan cheese to butter)
  • 1 pound of chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 package of McCormick Alfredo mix (You can get this on Amazon or in the grocery store) or you can add 1/2 cup of your favorite alfredo sauce)
  • 1/2 cups of milk (If you use alfredo sauce, skip this ingredient)
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup of roasted red peppers
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces of your favorite dried pasta
  • 1-2 cups of your favorite shredded cheese (We used Colby jack)

Instructions

Steps 1-2: Set Instant pot to sauté function. Add the garlic butter. When it begins to sizzle, add your chicken.

Step 3: Brown chicken but do not cook all the way through.

Steps 4-6: If using the alfredo seasoning, add your milk to the mix and whisk together. Pour into Instant Pot. If you are using alfredo sauce from the jar, add that here.

Steps 7-8: Add roasted red peppers and pasta to instant pot.

Step 9: Give everything a good stir.

Steps 10: Close lid and set instant pot to high pressure and set timer for 20 minutes. Make sure knob on top is turned to sealing. When timer beeps, allow pressure to decrease naturally for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure by turning knob to venting.

Steps 11-13: Add spinach and cheese. Stir in and close lid. Wait about 10 minutes for the cheese to melt and spinach to wilt. Serve with some delicious crusty Italian bread!

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Casserole

This delicious Instant Pot recipe will become a favorite family meal that you'll cook over and over again with fresh healthy vegetables and a creamy sauce you'll love.

Ingredients

  • • 2 tablespoons garlic butter
  • • 1 pound of chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • • 1 package of McCormick Alfredo mix
  • • 1/2 cups of milk (If you use alfredo sauce, skip this ingredient)
  • • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • • 1 cup of roasted red peppers
  • • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • • 8 ounces of your favorite dried pasta
  • • 1-2 cups of your favorite shredded cheese (We use Colby jack)

Instructions

Steps 1-2: Set Instant pot to sauté function. Add the garlic butter. When it begins to sizzle, add your chicken. 

Step 3: Brown chicken but do not cook all the way through.

Steps 4-6: If using the alfredo seasoning, add your milk to the mix and whisk together. Pour into Instant Pot. If you are using alfredo sauce from the jar, add that here.

Steps 7-8: Add roasted red peppers and pasta to instant pot.

Step 9: Give everything a good stir.  

Steps 10: Close lid and set instant pot to high pressure and set timer for 20 minutes. Make sure knob on top is turned to sealing. When timer beeps, allow pressure to decrease naturally for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure by turning knob to venting. 

Steps 11-13: Add spinach and cheese. Stir in and close lid. Wait about 10 minutes for the cheese to melt and spinach to wilt. Serve with some delicious crusty Italian bread! 

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