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Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

This Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole is the perfect weeknight dinner comfort food dish.

Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

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With every Instant Pot recipe, I contemplate how I can save time in comparison to cooking the dish using a traditional method. Baked potatoes usually take 45 minutes to an hour in the oven.
I usually wrap them in foil and constantly poke, poke, poke, and pray the potatoes finally soften up. Baked potatoes can be made in the Instant Pot in less than 10 minutes.
The story is similar for the shredded chicken in this recipe. I used to cook my breasts in a slow-cooker for a few hours on high. It should come as no surprise, I have not used my slow-cooker since I purchased the Instant Pot! Maybe I will during the winter months. The Instant Pot has a slow-cooker feature, which is great.
Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

Look at all of that cheesy goodness! I usually save the mozzarella for the topping in a lot of recipes so that I obtain these results.

I chose to saute the chicken breasts first for a couple of minutes on each side using the Instant Pot. I did this because I wanted to pressure cook the potatoes and chicken breasts at the same time. With this method, the chicken breasts are not going into the pot raw with the potatoes.

Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

I am a HUGE fan of Trader Joe’s uncured, nitrate-free bacon. I love the taste and texture. Nitrates are preservatives. Going with a nitrate-free alternative means that it will go bad a lot faster. So you should be sure you have plans for the bacon when you purchase it.

Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

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Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

You may also enjoy my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Bacon.

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Or…my Instant Pot Gumbo.

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Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole

Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Ranch Baked Potato Casserole is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
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Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 435kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil to the pot. You can also use cooking spray. Turn the Instant Pot on the saute function.
  • Season the chicken breasts with the chicken seasoning.
  • Saute the chicken for 2 minutes on each side until the chicken turns white.
  • Add the potato chunks and chicken broth to the Instant Pot with the chicken breasts.
  • Put the lid on the pot and adjust the settings to the Manual 10 minutes. 
  • When the pot beeps allow the Instant Pot to release steam on its own without quick release for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot. Using two knives or a knife and fork, shred the chicken. Set aside. Drain the excess liquid from the pot.
  • Mash the potatoes with a hand mixer or a potato masher inside the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and the chicken to the pot, except for the cheeses. Only add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese here. Season with paprika, chives, ranch seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir to combine all of the ingredients. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Add the mixture to the baking pan.
  • Top with the remaining cheese. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. 
  • Cool before serving.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 13g
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Recipe Rating




Laura

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

This is the perfect combination dinner for myself and my husband, as I need to be gluten free but this recipe has all the flavors for him to not notice that there isn't gluten in it. So delicious, will definitely be making this again! Thank you for a wonderful recipe :)

staysnatched

Thursday 11th of March 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Alyssa K

Monday 2nd of November 2020

BRANDIIIIIIII!!!!!! THIS IS SO GOOD! I made this tonight for my family and everyone LOVED IT! So easy, yummy, and a crowd pleaser. Thank you!!!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jessica

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

This was just a great big bowl of comfort food!

So easy to make on a night where you just don't feel like cooking!! A must make recipe with colder weather approaching.

staysnatched

Saturday 19th of September 2020

Yes I agree with you!

Trista

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Delicious! Whole family loved this recipe. Instructions are easy to follow. We cooked extra bacon and crumbled it on top of each serving.

staysnatched

Friday 22nd of May 2020

I love that tip! Thanks

Molly Pisula

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Wow, this recipe looks so delicious!! Can't wait to try this one. I pinned it for later!

staysnatched

Saturday 5th of October 2019

I hope you enjoy it!