Creamy Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta will have everyone begging for seconds! A delicious and easy instant pot dinner with tender noodles in a creamy ranch sauce with cheese, chicken and bacon. The entire meal is ready in less than 30 minutes, and it’s lick-your-plate DELICIOUS!

A white pasta bowl filled with creamy ranch chicken pasta made with penne noodles in the instant pot, on a wood cutting board with a green hand towel in the background.

I’ve been hard at work creating some brand new instant pot dinner recipes to share with you all.

I often get asked if I like my instant pot, and what I use it for. My favorite thing to use it for is all-in-one dinner recipes where you can throw all of the raw ingredients in the instant pot. The end result is a complete meal, ready in just minutes, with very little prep, and only one dish to wash afterwards.

My other Instant Pot dinner recipes fit in this category perfectly.


How to make Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta


I developed and tested this recipe in my 6-QUART INSTANT POT.

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and add to the bottom of the instant pot.

Add chicken broth, milk, and ranch seasoning packet and stir to combine. Add uncooked noodles.

Overhead photos of two instant pots with chicken pieces in the bottom of one and chicken broth, milk, seasonings and dry penne noodles added to the other instant pot.

Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, followed by a quick release.

Add the cream cheese, bacon and cheddar cheese to the pot and stir everything gently until melted and smooth.

Allow the mixture to cool for 5-10 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley, if you want.

Overhead photo of an instant pot with a creamy pasta, shredded cheese, bacon and cubes of cream cheese, and another photo with the mixture stirred together to make a creamy ranch chicken pasta.

I am seriously crushing on this creamy, delicious Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta recipe.  It is so EASY to throw together and even your pickiest eater will love it. I can’t believe you can make this one pot dinner in less than 20 minutes!

Overhead photo of a pasta bowl with instant pot ranch chicken pasta and a fork, on top of a wood cutting board.


Other popular Instant Pot Dinner Recipes:

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

Instant Pot Beef Gyros

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Spaghetti



A white pasta bowl filled with creamy ranch chicken pasta made with penne noodles in the instant pot, on a wood cutting board with a green hand towel in the background.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins
Add to Meal Plan


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 breast), cut into chunks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 slices bacon , cooked and chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in instant pot.
  • Add chicken broth, milk, ranch seasoning and stir to combine. Add pasta and stir, burying the noodles in the liquid.
  • Secure the lid, and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on manual or pressure cook, high pressure, for 4 minutes.
  • Turn valve to quick release, and open pot.
  • Stir in cream cheese, cheddar cheese and cooked bacon;
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools.


Calories: 881kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 43gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 700mgPotassium: 761mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1235IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 508mgIron: 2.2mg

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Lauren Allen

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  1. I doubled the recipe and when I quick release it the soup part started spewing out of the top. I literally gave ranch mix on my ceiling LOL but it tastes good. So I will make it again!

    1. Me too! I had ranch water up my cabinet and onto the ceiling 😂 I think it coulda used 1 less cup of water…idk. Hoping it tastes good.

  2. 5 stars
    OMG just tried this as it looked easy and fast. So yummy! so fast, I had everything right here! Thank you

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