Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta in the Instant Pot

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 805 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 3/4 cup cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 package 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box 1lb penne pasta
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Put Instant Pot on Sauté setting and add the olive oil, chicken, and ranch dressing mix.
  2. Stir to coat the ingredients with the ranch dressing mix.
  3. Cook the chicken for 2–3 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Next, add the softened cream cheese, pasta, chicken broth, and water to the Instant Pot.
  5. Close and lock the lid, and set on the manual setting and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  6. Release the pressure with a quick release and when the steam has gone away, stir in the cheddar cheese and cooked bacon until well combined.
  7. Let the pasta sit for 10-15 minutes so that the sauce can thicken before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 805 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 1341mg58%
Potassium 914mg26%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 341mg34%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.