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No prep Alfredo made in the Instant Pot in under 20 minutes! A dream come true!
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Dump and Start Instant Pot Alfredo

Perfectly delicious alfredo in under 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Keyword Alfredo, creamy alfredo, creamy pasta, dump, dump and start, dump and start instant pot alfredo, instant pot, instant pot Alfredo, instant pot creamy pasta, Instant Pot pasta, start
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 511kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp minced garlic dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb dry linguine noodles broken in half
  • 3/4-1 cup parmesan cheese shredded


  • Add the broth, cream, garlic, salt, pepper and noodles to the instant pot in that order. DO NOT STIR, but make sure all noodles are covered. If you need to move some noodles around, thats okay.
  • Set your Instant Pot to Manual for 6 minutes (I like my noodles with a little bite to them, if you like yours softer I'd recommend cooking for a minute or two longer) and then let it naturally release its pressure for an additional 6 minutes then quick release.
  • Let the noodles and sauce sit for a minute or so. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Your cheese will not melt into the sauce if it doesn't cool for a minute or two.
  • Gradually stir in the parmesan cheese.
  • It's ready to eat, Enjoy!



This recipe can easily be doubled!
Leftovers are best when you add a splash of milk in after it is reheated.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 700mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g