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pressure cooker bacon tuna casserole

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole brings the old classic from your childhood & makes it fast with the pressure cooker in less than 30 min.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, instant pot, noodle, pressure cooker, tuna
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Pressurizing/Depressurizing 15 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 cups chicken broth or water
  • 12 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 2 cans of tuna - drained 5 ounces each
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Combine the broth, pasta, tuna, peas, bacon bits, garlic, salt, and pepper in the pot insert and stir.
  • Close the lid, set manual pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Once done, quick release.
  • When the pin drops, remove the lid and stir in the cheese, evaporated milk, and cornstarch.
  • Place the lid back on and let it sit for several minutes to let the mixture thicken.
  • Sprinkle with additional bacon bits and cheese when serving if desired.