Flavored with sweet and tart sun-dried tomatoes, this Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini takes minutes to make and is bursting with flavor.Concentrated flavors of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes along with cheese give this weeknight meal that addicting taste of comfort food. Easy, quick, and irresistibly delicious weeknight pasta for the whole family to enjoy!
One-pot meals are awesome!
And it’s even more awesome when that one pot is Instant Pot! Because food cooks extra fast under pressure. Hands-free!!
You’ll need less than 5 minutes to prepare the ingredients, plus another 5 minutes building flavors in the pot, and then Instant Pot does the rest of work for you! You can sit back and enjoy that glass of wine for the next 15 minutes. Or if you’re like me, keep those little ones entertained until dinner time.
How to Make Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini
And here’re step by step visuals to make the most irresistible Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini:
Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Tortellini
- 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained (reserve 1 tablespoon oil)
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon basil paste Note 1
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste or minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 cups hot chicken stock Note 2
- 20 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini* Note 3
- 1 cup (2oz) parmesan cheese
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Handful of fresh spinach optional
- Chop the drained sun-dried tomatoes into strips. (Skip this step if your tomatoes are already sliced.)
- Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes.
- Set the Instant Pot to Sauté.
- When the display reads “HOT”, add reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes.
- When the oil is hot, put cubed chicken and brown for couple minutes.
- Stir in basil paste, garlic paste, Italian seasoning and salt. Cook for another minute, stirring occasionally.
- Pour ½ cup of chicken stock and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes and remaining chicken stock. Mix everything.
- Add tortellini. Push down the pasta without stirring. (It’s ok if they are not completely covered.)
- Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to “sealing”.
- Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook/Manual for 5 minutes on high. (NOTE: It took 9 minutes for my IP to come to pressure.)
- Do quick release by carefully turning the valve to venting. And carefully open the lid.
- Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese and spinach, if using. Cover and let sit for a minute. (NOTE: It’ll appear a bit soupy, but the sauce will get absorbed in pasta and thicken as you stir.)
- Mix well and serve.
* Disclaimer: All nutrition information are estimates only. Read full nutrition disclosure.
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Has anyone tried this with meat tortellini?
This recipe was delicious and had tons of flavor! We always purchase tortellini from Sam’s Club (2 pack, each pack contains 24oz.) and I wanted to find a new recipe to enjoy. I added in real bacon crumbles right before adding the tortellini to the instant pot and it turned out great! My husband (who is a relatively picky eater and loves Italian) gave it 5 stars! We will make it again!
I’m so glad you and your husband got to enjoy this recipe, Lauren. Thank you so much for your feedback!
Kara Ann says
Tried this for the first time tonight. The directions were good and it was well-cooked. I just thought the flavor profile was a bit off. Taste like something is missing, perhaps? Just my opinion but still a good recipe.
Thanks for your feedback, Kara Ann. Did you use parmesan cheese? Also, when you feel like something is missing, try adding a pinch more salt and see if it’s better.
Tried tonight and my son had 2 helpings!! Very easy, flavorful and fast. Only suggestion I would make is to reduce the pressure cook time to 2-3 minutes for a more firm pasta!
Awesome. So glad you all loved it. Thank you for sharing your feedback and recipe notes. 🙂
If I doube this recipe do I need to double the stock?
Yes, additional pasta/tortellini need additional stock. Hope you’ll give it a try. And please let us know how it turns out, if you try it. 😉