Instant Pot Recipes for Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Pasta


Instant Pot Recipes for Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 2 1/2 cups of boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 and ¼ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces penne or cavatappi pasta
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode. Once it's hot, add the olive oil, minced garlic and chicken pieces cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes until they are lightly browned.
  • Cancel the sauté mode and add the marinara sauce, water, dried Italian herbs, salt, and black pepper. Give everything a good stir.
  • Add the penne pasta to the pot, making sure it's submerged in the liquid.
  • Close and lock the Instant Pot lid, ensuring the pressure release valve is set to the sealing position. Select the manual (or pressure cook) setting and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 4 minutes. Then, carefully turn the pressure release valve to venting to release any remaining pressure.
  • Once the pressure is released open the lid and give pasta a good stur to make sure none of it sticks together.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta. Close the lid and let the cheese melt for about 1 minute.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid and gently stir to incorporate the melted cheese.
  • Serve the Chicken Parmesan Pasta hot, garnished with chopped parsley or basil if desired.


If you prefer to save it for later, allow the pasta to cool and then transfer it into containers and refrigerate or freeze.
Note: It's important to follow the instructions specific to your Instant Pot model to ensure proper cooking and safety. Adjust the salt amount according to your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious one-pot Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta!
Keyword chicken, instant pot, pasta

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