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There’s something about carbs that truly make my heart sing. Pasta dishes comfort the soul and that’s part of what makes them so alluring. One of my all-time favorite pasta dishes is fettuccini alfredo. I love it, but it does require a bit of time and effort to make it from scratch. In result, I often leave it to the professionals and order it at a restaurant instead.
We were determined to find a way that makes this delicious meal easy and quick to prepare even on a busy weeknight! The perfect solution? Use your Instant Pot. Not only does this gadget allow this recipe to be quick and easy, but it transforms a laborious recipe into a one-pot meal. I don’t know about you, but when dinner preparations require minimal effort and cleanup, that’s a serious win in our books!
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We chose to cook our fettuccini alfredo with chicken because it is easily accessible, budget-friendly, and will please even the pickiest of eaters. Our alfredo is creamy, garlicky and so delicious that you’ll be digging in for seconds – we promise. One of the best parts of this dish is how it’s delicious enough for a family meal but sophisticated enough to be a date night dinner. So whether you’re planning to dine in for Valentine’s Day or simply looking to treat your significant other make sure that our chicken fettuccini alfredo is on your menu! Whoever you share this dish with will surely be impressed with this gourmet meal.
Perhaps you forget to take the chicken out of the freezer before leaving for work and are asking yourself – will this recipe still work? Why yes! We’ve created a step-by-step hack that will show you how to cook chicken from frozen using your Instant Pot. While this process will turn this meal into a two-step recipe and may require a bit more time, the result is well worth the time (and little bit of extra effort). For instructions on how to cook chicken from frozen in the Instant Pot, read HERE.
With our recipe, you’ll experience cooking with the saute and the pressure cooking functions. It’s important to remember that you should always add a liquid and scrape off any stuck on food in between using the saute and the pressure cooking functions. If you skip this step, you risk getting the burn notice! This recipe may require a few cooking steps, however, the overall cooking time is quite quick. From pot to table you’ll be able to have this gourmet meal ready in less than 35 minutes!
If you open your Instant Pot (after the pressure is released, of course) and the sauce is a little bit soupy, don’t worry, this is normal! All you have to do is create a flour slurry by mixing some sauce from the pot and a tablespoon of all-purpose flour. The slurry will help thicken the sauce and you’ll be left with the dreamiest homemade alfredo sauce ever! We left this dish in the office kitchen with our coworkers and came back to an empty pot and some very sad people who were hoping for seconds. For more delicious Instant Pot pasta recipes read HERE.
If you want to shave off a few calories from this recipe, replace the cream with milk.
If you don’t enjoy the taste of garlic, you can reduce it to 1 tsp. However, the final result may not be as flavorful!
It took our 6-Quart Instant Pot Duo 8 minutes to come to pressure, but this will vary depending on the model and size of your Instant Pot.