Southern Chicken Casserole–Instant Pot creamy chicken spaghetti casserole with Ritz cracker topping. An easy recipe that is comfort food to the max.
Southern Chicken Casserole
Today’s recipe is an adaptation from Georgia Girl Kitchen. It’s a simple chicken casserole recipe with creamy sauce, cheese, spaghetti and a ritz cracker topping. It’s one of those recipes that is perfect to make when you want to feed a crowd but don’t have a ton of time to prepare a meal. The Instant Pot brings everything together in just a few minutes! You’re going to love this comforting meal and might be sneaking bites right out of the pot like I did!
- Chicken broth–or water and Better than Bouillon
- Spaghetti–I used whole wheat thin spaghetti
- Cooked, chopped chicken–I used this recipe. Or you can use rotisserie chicken.
- Cream of chicken soup–or healthy request cream of chicken soup or 4 ounces cream cheese
- Sour cream–or plain yogurt
- Shredded colby jack cheese–or cheddar
- Ritz crackers
Pour broth into Instant Pot. Break the pasta in half and add it into the pot in a criss cross pattern. Dump the chicken and cream of chicken soup on top. Don’t stir.
Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove lid.
Stir in the sour cream…
And the cheese.
Sprinkle the Ritz crackers on top. Drizzle the Ritz crackers with melted butter. Use an air fry lid to brown up the top of the casserole (air fry for 3 minutes at 400 degrees).
Serve and enjoy!
- Serve with a green salad. A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette can provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of this creamy chicken casserole. Another idea is to serve with roasted vegetables. Roasted vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, or carrots can add a touch of color and a healthy element to the meal.
- I used my 6 quart Instant Pot*. You can also make this in a 3 or 8 quart pot.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container* in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. The Ritz cracker topping is best when this dish is served fresh so perhaps if you’re going to have a lot of leftovers only add the Ritz topping to each individual serving.
- You can use another type of pasta besides spaghetti. Some ideas are penne, rotini, rigatoni, linguine, fettuccine. Some pastas might need a different cooking time than spaghetti. I usually half the the cooking time on the back of the box and subtract 1-2 minutes.
- This recipe as it is written is very simple. You can build more flavor in this recipe by starting out by sauteing onions, celery and garlic. You can also add in other vegetables to your liking. Add in poultry seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
- Other recipes you can make with Ritz crackers are Air Fryer Heavenly Chicken and Instant Pot Million Dollar Chicken Casserole.
- Recipe adapted from Georgia Girl Kitchen.
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Instant Pot creamy chicken spaghetti casserole with Ritz cracker topping. An easy recipe that is comfort food to the max.
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 2 heaping cups cooked, chopped chicken
- 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 30 crackers), crushed
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- Pour broth into Instant Pot. Break the pasta in half and add it into the pot in a criss cross pattern. Dump the chicken and cream of chicken soup on top. Don’t stir.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove lid.
- Stir in the sour cream and the cheese.
- Sprinkle the Ritz crackers on top. Drizzle the Ritz crackers with melted butter. Use an air fry lid to brown up the top of the casserole (air fry for 3 minutes at 400 degrees).
- Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
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