Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms
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A savory delicious one pot meal made in the instant pot. Creamy pasta tossed with mushrooms and asparagus.
Recipe type: Instant Pot
Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 8
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast, thinly sliced into 1 inch strips (or 2 cups pre-cooked chicken)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 8 oz package of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut in two inch pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Using the Saute feature on your instant pot, saute the onion in olive oil for 1-2 minute. If using un-cooked chicken add it at the same time as the onion. I like to add a little salt and pepper while sauteing.
  2. After one to two minutes add the mushrooms and garlic and continue sauteing for 2 minutes or until chicken is white and onions are translucent.
  3. Turn saute feature off and add penne, asparagus pieces, salt, pepper and water. Mix well.
  4. Put lid on instant pot and secure it. Use the beans/chili or poultry function and set time to 5 minutes.
  5. When cooking is done, carefully do a quick release (I like to put a hand towel over mine to keep the moisture contained.)
  6. Remove lid and add heavy cream, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix until all incorporated. If using precooked chicken add it now and gently mix one more time.
  7. Serve immediately and sprinkle with a little extra Parmesan cheese. We like to eat this with garlic or french bread and a side of green salad.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at