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One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta is a light pasta dish of Angel Hair Pasta, chicken chunks, tomatoes, basil all covered in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce. This Pasta dish is healthy, satisfying and filling.
Course Main Dish
Keyword Instant Pot pasta, instant pot recipe, margherita pasta, tomato basil, tomato basil pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 18 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 272kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta broken in half
  • 2 tsp minced garlic dried
  • 2 chicken breast cut into 1 inch chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese not the powdered stuff!
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes diced (approx 3 small tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil roughly chopped


  • Add the chicken broth to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the broken pasta into the Instant Pot, alternating directions making a criss cross pattern.
  • Add the minced garlic, chicken chunks and salt and pepper to the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on Manual HIGH for 2 minutes followed by a 3 minute NPR before releasing the remaining pressure manually. Turn the Instant Pot OFF.
  • Add the evaporated milk to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and basil.
  • Replace lid and let the pasta sit for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to soak up the tomato and basil flavor.
  • Season the pasta with salt and pepper again and serve.


Keep that extra evaporated milk! After the 10 minutes is up, sometimes the pasta soaks up a lot of the sauce, if you prefer yours more saucey, simply add an additional 1/4 cup of evaporated milk.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1003mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g