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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta is cheesy, creamy, and a bit tangy with a slight kick! Hearty and easy to make, it is everything that you need for a quick dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Prep Time 11 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Coming to Pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servin gs
Calories 709 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 bacon slices cooked and roughly chopped
  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 oz shell pasta
  • 1 cup Buffalo hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese cut into 8 cubes
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 cups chicken broth


  1. Click on Saute, adjust for it to cook on High and once it displays HOT add two tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is shimmering, cook the chicken pieces in batches, until golden brown. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. Add 1 cup of chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of any bits that stuck to it.
  4. Next, add butter, hot sauce, the remaining broth, and the Ranch seasoning. Stir to combine.
  5. Add dry shell pasta, and stir to combine.
  6. Place the cubed chicken and cubed cream cheese ON TOP of the pasta and do NOT stir.
  7. Cook on High Pressure for 4 minutes. Followed by a quick release.
  8. Open the lid, and stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese and the cooked bacon pieces.
  9. BROIL:
  10. Transfer everything into a casserole dish, top with remaining 1 cup of cheese and broil until cheese is melted and golden.
  11. Drizzle hot sauce on top and garnish with parsley before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 2730mg119%
Potassium 885mg25%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 917IU18%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 303mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.