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Instant Pot​​® Spaghetti Carbonara

An image of prepared Instant Pot​​® Spaghetti Carbonara made with bacon, shallot, Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth, Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, spaghetti, Parmesan and green peas.
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 5 people
  • calories: 330 1 serving

There are so many things to love about our recipe for Instant Pot® Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s simple to pull together, tastes oh-so-indulgent and best of all, everything, even the pasta, cooks right in the Instant Pot®. Bacon, chicken broth, condensed cream of chicken soup and Parmesan cheese give this dish rich creaminess and authentic flavor with an easy, foolproof method. It’s important to let the dish stand after releasing the pressure to let the sauce fully absorb into the spaghetti. Try this recipe today and learn how to make one pot pasta!


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup minced shallot
  • 3 cups Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8 ounces (half of a 1-pound package) uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed


  • Step 1

    On your Instant Pot®, select the Saute setting. Cook the bacon until crisp, stirring often.  Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel.  Pour off the fat.  Add the shallot and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.  Press Cancel. 

  • Step 2

    Add the broth, soup, spaghetti, half the bacon and the cheese to the pot.  Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve. Select the Pressure Cook or Manual setting according to which model of Instant Pot® you're using. (If using Manual setting, select High pressure.) Set the timer to 10 minutes (timer will begin counting down once the pot reaches pressure, takes about 10 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure and let stand for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Add the peas and stir well.  Top with the remaining bacon and additional Parmesan cheese and season with cracked black pepper, if desired.

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Calories 330
Total Fat 9 g
Sat. Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 1017 mg
Total Carb 46 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 15 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 13 %DV
Potassium 7 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.