Olive Garden Copycat Fettuccine Alfredo with Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo (Olive Garden Copycat Recipe) is one of my FAVORITE things to make in my Instant Pot! I have made this recipe over and over again and it comes out tasting amazing every time.

I love a good trip to Olive Garden, but that is not always easy or practical with three young kids. This recipe is great for a quick and easy meal (it’s SUPER easy, I’m telling you!) or, this would even be perfect for a potluck or dinner party.

I hope your family will enjoy this as much as mine has! Enjoy this with a nice salad and some breadsticks, and you’ve recreated your favorite restaurant meal at home! If you end up making this, please be sure to let me know what you think.


  • 1lb Fettuccini Pasta (linguine also works great!) – Broken in Half
  • ½ Cup Butter (Reserve 1 Tablespoon for sautéing garlic and parsley)
  • 8oz. Package Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2/3 Cup Grated Parmesan                 
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cup Parsley, Chopped (1-2 teaspoons for sautéing and the rest for garnish)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter and after it melts, add the minced garlic with 1-2 teaspoons of chopped parsley.
  2. Sauté for about 1 minute and then hit Cancel to shut off the sauté function. Scrape off any bits that might be stuck to the bottom, then add remaining butter, Broth (or water), Heavy Cream, Half and Half, Cream Cheese and Parmesan Cheese
  3. Add Salt and Pepper (optional) to taste. I Like Roughly 2-3 teaspoons salt and 1-2 teaspoons of pepper.
  4. Break the fettuccini noodles in half and add them to the instant pot.
  5. Work the noodles so that they are as submerged as possible.
  6. Place the lid and ensure your valve is set to “Sealing”.
  7. Use Manual or Pressure mode and set it to 7 minutes.
  8. Once the timer is complete, wait another 7-9 minutes before fully venting the pressure. (7-9 Minute Natural Release)
  9. Carefully remove the lid and stir the fettuccine Alfredo until everything is combined well.
  10. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to thicken
  11. Garnish with your remaining parsley

Note: To avoid the “Burn” notice, be sure there is no garlic stuck to the bottom of the pot during the sauté stage. Also, ensure that liquid ingredients are towards the bottom and solid ingredients towards the top. (Here are some additional tips to help avoid the “Burn” message.)

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