The Best Instant Pot Shrimp Recipes

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If you haven’t used your Instant Pot to make shrimp recipes yet, you should definitely give it a try. Shrimp is one of the fastest cooking proteins, so it takes almost no time to cook in the Instant Pot, even from frozen, making it a quick and easy meal solution.

We’ve made tons of different Instant Pot shrimp recipes and wanted to share them with you in this collection. You can make plain shrimp, from raw or frozen, in zero minutes. Add it to any pasta or rice dish and it’s done in a flash.

» You might also like this Easy Instant Pot Clam Chowder and Steamed Instant Pot Crab Legs.

Frozen shrimp, Low country shrimp boil, and shrimp fettuccine alfredo

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How to Cook Frozen Shrimp

Instant Pot Frozen Shrimp
One of the easiest things to cook in an Instant Pot is frozen shrimp. All you need is a bag of frozen shrimp a cup of water, and a steamer basket and it's done in ZERO minutes.
cooked shrimp with lemon and cocktail sauce

How To Steam Shrimp

Instant Pot Steamed Shrimp (Perfect Every Time!)
The Instant Pot is the best place to make perfectly steamed shrimp every time! Fresh or frozen, the Instant Pot is the only place you'll make shrimp from now on!
Instant Pot steamed shrimp

Instant Pot Shrimp Recipes

Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice
Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice is a flavorful fried rice dish made with succulent shrimp, crisp vegetables, and fluffy white rice cooked in your Instant Pot for an easy weeknight meal.
Shrimp fried rice in a bowl
Instant Pot Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
You won't believe how easy it is to make Instant Pot shrimp fettuccine alfredo with a super creamy, delicious sauce made from scratch. There's absolutely no simpler or better way to make this recipe.
Shrimp fettuccine alfredo
Easy Instant Pot Jambalaya
Instant pot Jambalaya is made with chicken, shrimp, sausages, tomatoes, vegetables, and white rice, to create a flavorful, Creole favorite that's ready in a flash.
Instant Pot Jambalaya
Easy Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta
This Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta has a delicious sauce with butter, Parmesan, fresh garlic, cracked black pepper and parsley.
A bowl of shrimp pasta
EASY Shrimp Coconut Curry in Instant Pot
This Bengali-style shrimp coconut curry is one of the easiest dishes you will cook. It involves no active cooking. Just grind the masala, mix it with the shrimps, and place it in the Instant Pot. It is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and pairs well with plain steamed rice.
EASY Shrimp Coconut Curry in Instant Pot
Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits
Cook spicy southern shrimp and grits in no time! Using the "pot in pot" method, you can cook the shrimp and grits together in this easy Instant Pot recipe!
Shrimp and grits
Instant Pot Low Country Shrimp Boil
Instant Pot Low Country Shrimp Boil has shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, and more cooked in a very flavorful Cajun and Creole inspired broth. This is an easy dump and start recipe!
Instant Pot Low Country shrimp boil
Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas
Make these super easy Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas for a quick dinner on a mid-week night. It’s a dump and start recipe, and ready in just 15 minutes.
Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas
Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli
Easy Instant Pot shrimp and broccoli stir fry that is healthier and better than take-out! This is probably the quickest meal that you can make in the Instant Pot as it cooks for just 0 minutes, which means that it just needs to come to pressure.
Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli
Instant Pot Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
This Instant Pot Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo is so full of flavor and color, it’s a treat for your taste buds and your eyes! The best part about it though is how easy it is to make!
Instant Pot shrimp and sausage gumbo
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is loaded with angel hair pasta, tender shrimp, and a buttery garlic sauce. This flavorful 15-minute pasta dish is a great restaurant-quality recipe that cooks quickly and has incredible flavor.
Instant Pot shrimp scampi
Shrimp Pulao
Shrimp Pulao Recipe made with Indian whole spices, Coconut Milk and coriander and mint leaves. This Spicy, earthy rice dish is perfect for days when you want to impress guests with your culinary skills but don't want to put in too much effort.
Shrimp Pulao

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook shrimp in the Instant Pot?

Frozen Shrimp is so simple to make that it takes – no I’m not kidding – zero minutes to make. Of course for those of us who use the Instant Pot often, you know there is some pressure building time to account for as well, but the 0 minute cook time definitely saves time when you’re making shrimp.

One word of caution, be careful using shrimp that’s smaller than size 26/30 “extra large” shrimp. Small shrimp will cook faster than the zero minutes and might become rubbery and overcooked. If you need to pressure cook smaller shrimp, I would suggest pressure cooking on low pressure for zero minutes or using sauté mode.

Should I thaw frozen shrimp before cooking?

No. This is the great things about the Instant Pot. Most things can be cooked from frozen, saving you on those nights where you forgot to defrost something. Check the recipe for directions for using shrimp from frozen vs fresh thawed shrimp. Some recipes will caution you about using frozen.

Are you supposed to devein shrimp?

You really should remove the vein or the digestive tract of the shrimp. Cooking kills the germs but it looks unpleasant. If you don’t like to or don’t know how to you can always buy shrimp that are already cleaned and deveined. This will save you time and effort when it comes down to cooking.

Are shrimp healthy to eat?

Yes. Shrimp is low in calories and high in protein. They are also full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

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