Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes – A One Pot Meal

Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to comfort food, my absolute favorite meal is chicken noodles served over a large plateful of mashed potatoes.

Small bits of chicken are cooked in a warm and hearty sauce that flavor thick egg noodles perfectly! Then the chicken, noodles, and sauce are poured over a bed of light and fluffy mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes – a one pot comfort meal!

It is truly the ultimate comfort food meal!

However, just like most traditional comfort food meals, it can take a long time to prepare.

Not to mention the hassle of standing over a hot stove.  Which is typically necessary to make sure that the noodles and the potatoes don’t boil over to make the ultimate starchy mess of your stove top.

instant pot chicken noodles over mashed potatoes
When using the Saute function, make sure that you don’t add your butter until the display reads HOT.

That is when I knew that I had to try to convert this recipe to Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes.

I pulled out my Instant Pot 6 quart Duo and went to work.

Cooking The Noodles….

I had already figured out how to successfully make pasta in the pressure cooker. Add the pasta to the pot, then cover it with water and cook for half of the time listed on the box.

instant pot chicken noodles over mashed potatoes
Be sure to break up any clumps of the frozen egg noodles for even cooking.

Comes out perfect every time!

However, this time I knew that I wasn’t going to be draining the liquid. The noodles needed to be cooked, but not drowned in the liquid.

Because I had experience making Instant Pot Spaghetti, I figured that I could use the same layering method to cook the thicker frozen noodles.

My first couple of tries resulted in noodles that were cooked with great texture but lacked a little flavor.

I had used chicken broth as my liquid, but I needed to add more seasoning to the both.

instant pot chicken noodles over mashed potatoes
Saute the chicken, onion, garlic and spices just until the chicken turns white.

I opened up my pantry and decided to add a little fresh garlic, poultry seasoning and thyme. The poultry seasoning brought out the flavor in the chicken and broth and the thyme and garlic added another depth of flavor to the dish.

At least I finally found a great use for my poultry seasoning for more than just Thanksgiving dinner!

Now that I had the chicken noodles down, I took things one step further.

instant pot chicken noodles over mashed potatoes
Place the potatoes in a steamer basket and then on top of a tall trivet.

After finding the best Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, I have not made my mashed potatoes on the stove top since.

Of course, I could pull out my 8 quart Instant Pot to make the potatoes, but instead, I wanted to give the pot in pot method a try!

Pot in Pot Method…

For those that aren’t aware, you can cook separate dishes in your pressure cooker at the same time. You can make two (or even three) dishes at once!

So I added the tall trivet to my pot and placed my steamer basket on top. Then the potatoes cook at the same time as the chicken noodles!

instant pot chicken noodles over mashed potatoes
Add a tall trivet on top of the noodles and broth to hold the steamer basket full of potatoes.

Once they are finished, all that is left to do is mash the potatoes. And if you like a thicker gravy with your noodles don’t worry. Just add a slurry of cornstarch and broth and sauté until the desired consistency is reached.

Next time when you are looking for a heart warming comfort meal made easy, Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes might just be what you are looking for!

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes

Classic comfort food - chicken noodles over mashed potatoes made entirely in the Instant Pot.
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken diced into small bite size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz home-style frozen egg noodles
  • 3 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 lbs. potatoes peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • milk as needed
  • 1 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot powder If needed

Instructions

  • Turn Instant Pot onto sauté. When the display reads HOT add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the chicken, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, thyme and red pepper flakes. Sauté until the outsides of the chicken pieces turn white.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and add the noodles by layering them in a criss-cross pattern over top of the chicken pieces. Break apart any large frozen clumps. Pour in the chicken broth.
  • Place the tall trivet and steamer basket in the pot. Place the peeled and diced potatoes into the steamer basket. Close and lock the lid. Set the valve to the sealing position.
  • Pressure cook/manual on high setting for 8 minutes. When the cooking time is up allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes. Then slowly release any remaining pressure and turn pot off.
  • Remove the potatoes and place in a medium bowl. Add in butter and begin to mash. Slowly pour in milk while continuing to mash until desired consistency has been reached. Set aside.
  • If you want thicker noodles and broth, remove 1/2 cup of broth and add it to a small bowl. Whisk in corn starch/arrowroot powder. Stir until smooth.
  • Turn Instant Pot on sauté and add the thickening mixture. Continue to stir the broth and noodles until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn Pot off and serve the noodles over the mashed potatoes

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Instant Pot Chicken Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes – A One Pot Meal
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