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Instant Pot Pasta with rich and creamy Alfredo Sauce with chicken, spinach and sun dried tomatoes is a perfect one pot 30 minutes meal that is easy to make.
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Instant Pot Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce

Instant Pot Penne Pasta with rich and creamy Alfredo Sauce with chicken, spinach and sun dried tomatoes is a perfect one pot 30 minutes meal that is easy to make in one pot.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 797kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts cubed
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 16 oz pasta penne
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes dices

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken in bite size pieces and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Set your Instant Pot to Sauté on high heat by pressing “sauté” button twice. Brown the chicken in two batches not to overcrowd the pot. You don’t need to cook it through, but just to get an outside color. Then scoop the chicken out of the pot.
  • Add minced garlic and cook it for a couple of minutes to release the fragrance.
  • Turn the Sauté option off and add chicken stock and heavy cream.
  • Add the chicken back to the pot together with the pasta penne and push everything down, so it is covered with the liquid.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on Manual high pressure for 7 minutes. Make sure that the venting knob is turned to “Sealing”!
  • When it is done, let the pot naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes. Then switch the knob to the venting position to release the steam. Make sure the steam is fully released and the valve is completely down before opening the pot!
  • Mix the pasta and add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and stir it until the spinach wilts. Add grated Parmesan and mix well.

Video

Notes

  1. I like to brown the chicken in two batches not to overcrowd the pot.Otherwise, the chicken won't have golden color.
  2. When browning the chicken, you don’t need to cook it through, but just to get an outside color.

Nutrition

Calories: 797kcal | Carbohydrates: 77.4g | Protein: 25.8g | Fat: 42.9g | Saturated Fat: 25.8g | Trans Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 130.8mg | Sodium: 460.8mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 6.6g