Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

This easy recipe is filled with amazing pesto flavor and healthy greens like spinach and pea.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta is one of the best one-pot meals you can find on Corrie Cooks.

You don't need to pre-cook the pasta and you can have a complete meal in less than 10 minutes!

What kind of noodles should I use?

Best pasta shapes for this Instant Pot chicken pesto pasta recipe:

Rotini (As I used)



Recipe Video

How to upgrade the recipe

Feel free to add:

Champignon mushroom

Cherry Tomatoes

Mozzarella Cheese

You can also serve with homemade Spaghetti Sauce on top.

Can I use anything else other than Chicken Breasts?

I tend to use cubed chicken breast for this recipe. You could also use thighs if that’s what you prefer.

You can also use small pieces of beef chuck, just like you do for the Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe.

Cooking time will remain the same.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Can I use pre-grated cheese?

Freshly grated parmesan cheese will result in a smoother sauce.

Avoid buying the pre-grated stuff to have a flavorsome taste in your Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta.

Can I store it and reheat it?

You are free to freeze the leftovers of your Pesto Chicken Pasta.

Just place it in a cooler freezer-friendly container and store it in the cooler for two months.

Any leftovers can be reheated on the stove or microwave.

How to make

Gather the ingredients.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Saute the pot for 3 minutes and add chicken and olive oil to the pot.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Let it cook until the chicken gets whitish and then add chopped onions.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Add chicken broth to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Let's add the uncooked Rotini noodles to our pot.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Cover the pot and set it to High Pressure for 4 minutes.

Do a Quick Release afterward.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Add Basil and frozen peas to the cooked noodles.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Why not add more green veggies?

Add spinach and any vegetables of your choice.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

To give a cheesy touch, add Parmesan cheese which we grated eaarlier.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Mix it all and dish out to enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli

Instant Pot Pesto Pasta

This Instant pot Pesto pasta is not only sounds so delicious but tastes super smoothy and refreshing too. It requires simple ingredients of everyday use and completes in just 30 mins. Woah!
4.34 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot pesto pasta, pesto
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 1 Cup Penne Pasta
  • 4 oz Sun dried tomatoes diced
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dried parseley uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ cup Vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoon Pesto
  • ½ tablespoon Vegan permesan cheese


  • Gather all the necessary ingredients on your kitchen table.
  • take an instant pot and add , Penne Pasta, Oz sun-dried tomatoes, one tablespoon black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and dried parsley into the insatnt pot.
  • then add 1 tablespoon oregano, flakes of red pepper, cup of vegetable broth, and last but not the least few spoons of pesto pasta into it.
  • lock the lid and pressure cook it for 6 minutes.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add a vegan parmesan cheese, stir well and serve 🙂


Calories: 153kcal Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 7g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 100mg Potassium: 881mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 707IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 45mg Iron: 3mg


  • This recipe can easily be doubled and stored in a fridge. Transfer it in a cup whenever needed, and serve.
  • Don't miss out on Vegetable Broth as it is the key ingredient of the recipe.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.