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ham and cheese pasta in a bowl

Ham & Cheese Instant Pot Pasta

Ham & Cheese Instant Pot Pasta is so creamy, cheesy, and delicious!  One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes for a quick family pleasing dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Time for pot to come to pressure 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole


  • 1 16 Ounce Box Rotini
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1 Pound Diced Ham
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Milk


  • Add the uncooked rotini along with the chicken broth, water, hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and ground mustard to the pot.
  • Place the lid on the pot and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on manual, high pressure, for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  • Carefully open the pot and stir in the diced ham, cream cheese, and sour cream.
  • Next, stir in the milk, then add the cheese 3 handfuls at a time, stirring in between each addition until smooth.


*NOTE:  The hot sauce does not make this recipe spicy, it adds great flavor!