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Instant Pot alfredo sauced pasta on a white plate with fresh parsley garnish
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Alfredo Pasta

Instant Pot Alfredo pasta turns the classic dish into a quick and easy one pot meal you'll want to make over and over again! This creamy linguine is perfect for both the busiest weeknights and even date nights at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 595kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz linguini pasta or fettucine, broken in half
  • 16 oz jar alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch seasoned salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cream
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth & the alfredo sauce to the liner of your pot.
  • Add 1 cup of broth to the empty alfredo jar, close it with the lid, and shake. Pour this mixture into the pot. Whisk everything together to evenly combine.
  • Add the broken pasta in increments, fanning out & alternating directions, to prevent clumping & sticking together during the cooking process.
  • Add the seasonings to the pot, but DO NOT stir.
  • Add the lid to the pot, turning to close. Set the vent valve to the sealed position. Hit the pressure cook button, and cook on high for 7 minutes.
  • Carefully perform a quick release, avoiding the hot escaping steam when the vent valve is turned. Open the lid and set aside.
  • Using a pasta fork, stir the pasta and sauce together to combine- releasing any stuck together bits as you do so.
  • The alfredo pasta will seem liquidy at first, and that's ok. Let the pasta rest for 2-3 minutes while the sauce thickens and the pasta absorbs the excess moisture.
  • Stir in the cream, to the desired consistency and season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve the pasta warm with freshly grated parmesan, if desired.

Notes

  • Instant Pot pasta recipes can release starchy water when performing a quick release. To prevent this from leaving a sticky coating on your counters, cover the vent valve loosely with a thin layer of paper towels before opening to release the pressure.
  • Would you prefer using small shaped pasta- like farfalle, shells, penne, or elbow? That's ok! Use as instructed, but you'll need to adjust the cook time to just 4-5 minutes.
  • Use your favorite jarred sauce, as this is the flavor that will be most pronounced.

Nutrition

Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg