This classic chicken tetrazzini recipe is officially a one-pot wonder!

The chicken, veggies, and cheesy pasta are all cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot in less than 20 minutes!

A bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

Best Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

  • So quick and easy! Instant Pot chicken tetrazzini is the answer on busy weeknights when time is short and bellies are growling!
  • Easy ingredients and simple steps will make this Instant Pot recipe a family favorite again and again!
  • Easy chicken tetrazzini is versatile enough for substitutions and even leftover add-ins that help stretch those precious grocery bucks!
Ingredients to make Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini labeled: sour cream, cheese, soup, onions, spaghetti, salt and pepper, butter, mushrooms, chicken, and chicken broth

Ingredients & Variations

Chicken – Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or even a bag of frozen chicken tenders. In a pinch for time? Use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and shred it before adding at Step 3.

Sauce – This creamy sauce is made easily with a can of mushroom soup and sour cream. Switch the sour cream for Greek yogurt or heavy cream if that’s what you have.

Pasta – Any pasta will do! Choose pasta that the sauce clings to like spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, penne, bowtie, ziti, or even a double dose of orzo to stretch the dish.

Cheese – Loads of melty mozzarella and parmesan cheese add a rich and creamy flavor to chicken tetrazzini. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Swiss are all excellent switches.

Variations – Switch out the chicken entirely and use frozen meatballs, or leftover cooked ground turkey or pork. Along with mushrooms, feel free to add spinach, kale, shredded Brussels sprouts, and small broccoli florets or a bag of frozen vegetable medley.

How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini in the Instant Pot

This chicken Tetrazzini recipe is a one-pot wonder with the chicken, veggies, and cheesy pasta all cooked in the Instant Pot!

  1. Melt butter in the Instant Pot and add onion. Cook until tender and then add chicken and broth.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 7 minutes and allow a quick release.
  3. Remove chicken from the Instant Pot and shred. Return shredded chicken and add pasta, soup, mushrooms, and pepper to the Instant Pot.
  4. Cook on HIGH (per the recipe below).
  5. Mix chicken tetrazzini to break up any stuck noodles, add sour cream and cheese, and stir until ingredients are fully combined and the cheese is melted.
Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini being twirled around a fork

Our Favorite Tips & Tricks

  • Make a chicken tetrazzini casserole by pouring the finished dish into a large casserole dish and covering the top with seasoned Italian breadcrumbs. Place the casserole under the broiler until the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden.
  • For best results, serve chicken tetrazzini with extra cheese, a dollop of sour cream, or chopped parsley as a garnish and some homemade bread to soak up all that cheesy sauce!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

This Instant Pot chicken tetrazzini recipe is the best for family dinners. Hearty, flavorful, and simple to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Instant Pot Pressure Build Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Author I Don’t Have Time For That


6 qt Instant Pot


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast boneless skinless
  • cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles broken in half
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10 ¾ oz.
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded


  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Melt butter and then add onion to the pot. Cook for 2-3 minutes or just until onion is tender. Add the chicken and chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Set to cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. When the pressure cooker has finished, do a quick release.
  • Take chicken out of the pressure cooker, leaving the broth in the pot. Shred and then return to the pot. Add in pasta (broken in half), cream of mushroom soup, sliced mushrooms and pepper.
  • Set pressure cooker on high pressure for 6 minutes and do a quick release when it is finished.
  • Stir to break up any noodles that may be stuck together. Add in sour cream and both cheeses, mixing until well combined.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

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