The Best Instant Pot Creamy Pastas

Imagine comfort food in minutes.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Pasta, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

Multipurpose kitchen gadgets are ideal for making life easier. And when you can put them to use making cheesy pasta, things go from simply easy to exceptional. These creamy one-pot recipes should be part of your immediate rotation.

First things first, let's start with the basics. When you don't feel like waiting for a pot of water to boil, your Instant Pot is the perfect solution: You'll have al dente pasta in minutes, and cooking noodles in less water actually results in super flavorful pasta.

Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

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Teri Lyn Fisher

When the internet can't get enough of a recipe, we have to see what all the fuss is about — and this ready-in-a-hurry dish didn't disappoint. Stir your cheese mixture together with the juicy, cooked chicken thighs and pasta right before serving to ensure flavor in every bite, no curdled sauce in sight.

This recipe pleases everyone, from home cooks making dinner for two to busy moms feeding picky eaters. (Don't believe us? Just check out the reviews!) This all-in-one dinner is the ticket when you have only 30 minutes to get dinner on the table.

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Armando Rafael

There's no denying our love for a one-pot meal. But a one-pot meal that requires only five ingredients? Now we're talking unicorn status. This creamy, kid-friendly dinner checks all the boxes and leaves you with only one dish to clean.



Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Lemon Frozen Chicken with Orzo, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

It might be shaped like rice, but orzo is actually pasta! And to make this creamy chicken dinner even easier, it calls for frozen chicken breasts that don't even need to be thawed.

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