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Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

Our Instant Pot shrimp recipe could be your new favorite weeknight pasta recipe. It’s tasty, easy, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook shrimp in the instant pot, instant pot shrimp, instant pot shrimp recipe, season shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 14 oz peeled and deveined shrimp 28 oz raw shrimp
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 16 oz cooked pasta
  • 1 fl oz unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 0.5 oz grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • In a small Instant Pot-safe bowl, season 14 oz shrimp with 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
    Step 1: Season the shrimp with seasoning and spices.
  • Add 1 tbsp butter to the shrimp bowl.
    Step 2: Add butter to the shrimp.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot. Place the shrimp bowl on the wire rack and secure the lid. Set the Instant Pot to ‘Meat Stew’ for 7 minutes.
    Step 3: Steam the shrimp in the Instant Pot.
  • Manually release the pressure and carefully remove the bowl from the pot. Set aside. Discard the remaining water in the Instant Pot.
    Step 4: Transfer the shrimp bowl from the pot. Discard the remaining water.
  • Turn on the ‘Sauté’ mode, add 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds.
    Step 5: Sauté the garlic.
  • Add 16 oz boiled pasta and season with 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp butter, 1 fl oz chicken broth, and the juice from the shrimp bowl. Cook and stir occasionally for another 3 minutes.
    Step 6: Stir in the pasta and the shrimp.
  • Turn off the pot. Stir in 2 tbsp cilantro.
    Step 7: Turn off the heat and add cilantro.
  • Transfer the stir-fried pasta and steamed shrimp to serving plates. Sprinkle with 0.5 oz parmesan cheese and 2 tbsp parsley. Serve.
    Step 8: Sprinkle parmesan and parsley over the pasta and shrimp. Serve


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg