Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Making your own Instant Pot Fettuccine alfredo sauce is so easy and an excellent choice with an amazing flavor that tastes so much better than jar sauce.

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Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Did you know that February 7th is National Fettuccine Alfredo day? I didn’t know and I just happened to make this great recipe filled with fresh flavors.

I used to just serve this for special occasions and use Knorr pasta side dishes for quick dinners.

However, this is such an easy and delicious main dish that I started making it more and more.

Making your own alfredo sauce is so easy and an excellent choice with an amazing flavor that tastes so much better than jar sauce that has all that added msg in it.

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One of my concerns when making this was that the noodles were going to be mush and it wasn’t going to be juicy chicken. However, they were al dente and the chicken was perfect.

This creamy white sauce is the perfect recipe that can be served with a variety of delicious side dishes.

A simple Italian comfort food solution that is an easy meal with a delicious flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Alfredo Ingredients

  • Chicken Broth – You can use your favorite brand of chicken broth. I normally use the store brand and can’t tell the difference.
  • Heavy Cream – You want to make sure you have heavy cream and not half and half.
  • Minced Garlic – If you want to use fresh garlic cloves you can. I have a jar of minced garlic and find it easier.
  • Fettuccine Noodles, break in half – I don’t see why you couldn’t use spaghetti noodles if that’s all you have on hand. However, I have never tried it.
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – I thawed mine out before using but you can use frozen if that’s all you have.
  • Freshly Grated Shredded Parmesan Cheese – I use the bag variety as it’s so much better than the dried stuff in the can.
  • Salt and Black Pepper – Add both of these according to your tastes. Fresh black pepper is the best.
  • For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.
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Supplies Needed

  • Ninja Foodi – A combination Pressure cooker and Air Fryer that does double duty and should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen.
  • Rubber spatula – The Wilton set is a 3 piece set with different sizes and one that acts as a spoon also.
  • Tongs – Perfect for grabbing hot foods out of a pan or on the grill.
  • Cutting Board – I use the flexible cutting boards with different ones for different food items.
  • Sharp Knife – As the color coded flexible cutting boards, the knife set is also color coded.
  • Pasta Measuring Tool – You can eyeball how much pasta you need, but this tool makes it so much easier.

How to Make Creamy Fettucine Alfredo

Start by adding your ingredients to your instant pot, chicken broth, heavy cream, and minced garlic. Do not stir.

Break your fettuccine noodles in half and place them in the liquid in the pressure cooker.

Press down with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula so the noodles are all covered.

Place your boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the top.

Place cover on Instant Pot and put in the seal position.

Set to high for 8 minutes.

It takes about 11 minutes to come to pressure. Then it will start counting your 8 minutes of cook time.

Once the 8 minutes are done, let it naturally release for another 8 minutes.

After that 8 minutes, release the rest of the pressure carefully. I usually place a towel over the vent and hit the button with a wooden spoon.

When all the air is released, open the cover away from you so the steam doesn’t burn you.

Remove the chicken breasts with tongs and slice into thin slices or cube.

Add 1 cup of freshly grated, finely shredded parmesan cheese. (I use the packaged parmesan and not the dried stuff in the can!) One cup isn’t really that much cheese, and I may have added the entire bag before and sprinkled romano cheese on the top.

Mix lightly and add your diced chicken. Adding the chicken is optional. You can also make it on a hot grill and serve it on the side.

Let sit for about 3-4 minutes so the cheese can melt and you have a creamy cheese sauce.

Stir and serve. Enjoy!

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Notes: I have found that when it sat overnight or for a couple hours, it tasted so much better. When things sit, the flavors marry into each other and taste better.

What Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Alfredo

If you’ve ever gone to an authentic Italian restaurant, then you know that one of the main side dishes for creamy Fettuccine Alfredo is Garlic Bread and Olive Oil.

For those that don’t have garlic bread on hand, just use white bread with a garlic butter spread.

Here are a few recipe links to our best side dishes.

  • Garlic Bread
  • Classic coleslaw – This has a crisp texture with simple ingredients and is the foundation of a crowd-pleasing dinner.
  • Arugula Salad
  • Green Salad
  • Caesar salad – While this might not be the healthiest salad because of the obvious…bacon, but it will be the best one you ever had.
  • Green beans casserole bites (an easy side dish) – Individual Green Bean Casserole Bites are a twist on the traditional casserole dish. The individual servings make it perfect for any size gathering.
  • Green vegetables
  • Potato Wedges – Homemade french fries are always better than store bought frozen. 
  • Golden brown french Fries
  • Onion Rings – Fresh onion slices dredged in Italian Style breadcrumbs and air fried until crispy and perfectly golden.
  • If you want to keep it on the lighter side, you can serve it with any type of simple side dish such as fresh salads which is one of my favorite alfredo pasta sides.

How do I Make Fettuccine Alfredo Better

This is one of my favorite one-pot meal chicken alfredo recipes. The creamy sauce complements simple sides. A classic Italian dish.

If you want to add extra flavor, add some bell pepper or a little bit of garlic powder. Change up the flavor by adding chili powder.

Some people have added lemon juice and also use butter to give it a silky smooth appearance.

Omit the chicken and make it a fettuccine shrimp alfredo dinner or cajun chicken alfredo. In addition, broccoli can be added also.

I have also seen recipes that used cream cheese to make a cream sauce that is a really cheesy sauce.

The best things are the cheesy flavors and all these ingredients are readily found while grocery shopping.

And don’t forget the wine. Any great Italian dinner deserves a bottle of wine.

How Long Do You Cook Fettuccine For

If you are cooking it in pasta water, then you will cook it for 8 to 13 minutes.

Normally, you can just follow the package directions and cook it over medium heat once it comes to a rolling boil.

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Making your own Instant Pot Fettuccine alfredo sauce is so easy and an excellent choice with an amazing flavor that tastes so much better than jar sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 lb. Fettuccine Noodles, break in half
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by adding your ingredients to your instant pot, chicken broth, heavy cream, and minced garlic. Do not stir. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  2. Break your fettuccine noodles in half and place them in the liquid in the pressure cooker. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  3. Press down with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula so the noodles are all covered. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  4. Place your boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the top. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  5. Place cover on Instant Pot and put in the seal position. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  6. Set to high for 8 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to come to pressure. Then it will start counting your 8 minutes of cook time. Once the 8 minutes are done, let it naturally release for another 8 minutes. After that 8 minutes, release the rest of the pressure carefully. I usually place a towel over the vent and hit the button with a wooden spoon. When all the air is released, open the cover away from you so the steam doesn’t burn you. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  7. Remove the chicken breasts with tongs and slice into thin slices or cube.Add 1 cup of freshly grated, finely shredded parmesan cheese. (I use the packaged parmesan and not the dried stuff in the can!) One cup isn’t really that much cheese, and I may have added the entire bag before and sprinkled romano cheese on the top. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  8. Mix lightly and add your diced chicken. Adding the chicken is optional. You can also make it on a hot grill and serve it on the side. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
  9. Let sit for about 3-4 minutes so the cheese can melt and you have a creamy cheese sauce. Stir and serve. Enjoy! Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Notes

I have found that when it sat overnight or for a couple of hours, it tasted so much better. When things sit, the flavors marry into each other and taste better.

What Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Alfredo

If you’ve ever gone to an authentic Italian restaurant, then you know that one of the main side dishes for creamy Fettuccine Alfredo is Garlic Bread and Olive Oil.

Here are a few recipe links to our best side dishes.

  • Classic coleslaw – This has a crisp texture with simple ingredients and is the foundation of a crowd-pleasing dinner.
  • Arugula Salad
  • Green Salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Green beans casserole bites (an easy side dish)
  • Green vegetables
  • Potato Wedges
  • Golden brown French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • If you want to keep it on the lighter side, you can serve it with any type of fresh salad.

How do I Make Fettuccine Alfredo Better

This is one of my favorite one-pot meal chicken alfredo recipes. The creamy sauce complements simple sides. A classic Italian dish.

If you want to add extra flavor, add some bell pepper or a little bit of garlic powder. Change up the flavor by adding chili powder.

Omit the chicken and make it a fettuccine shrimp alfredo dinner or cajun chicken alfredo.

I have also seen recipes that used cream cheese to make a cream sauce that is a really cheesy sauce.

The best things are the cheesy flavors and all these ingredients are readily found while grocery shopping.

How Long Do You Cook Fettuccine For

If you are cooking it in pasta water, then you will cook it for 8 to 13 minutes. Normally, you can just follow the package directions and cook it over medium heat once it comes to a rolling boil.

How to Make Alfredo Sauce without an Instant Pot

You don’t need a pressure cooker to make creamy alfredo sauce. An easy way to make it is in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Heat the heavy cream, chicken broth, and minced garlic. Once heated, add the shredded parmesan cheese and stir until thickened.

Cook the noodles in a separate pot of water.

You will still get the same flavor of our easy pasta dishes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 667Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 214mgSodium 942mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 49g

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How to Make Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce without an Instant Pot

You don’t need a pressure cooker to make creamy alfredo sauce. An easy way to make it is in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.

Heat the heavy cream, chicken broth, and minced garlic. Once heated, add the shredded parmesan cheese and stir until thickened.

Cook the noodles in a separate pot of water.

I have even used rotisserie chicken in place of the chicken breasts in fettuccine alfredo.

You will still get the same flavor of our easy pasta dishes.

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Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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