Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot shrimp are quick to make and really delicious. You can discard the liquid they cook in, or use it to make a quick sauce right in your Instant Pot.


  • 24 medium shrimp (51-60 count per pound, peeled and deveined, with or without the tail)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In the Instant Pot, stir together the shrimp, butter, water/broth, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  2. With the steam release knob set to Sealing, set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  3. Once the heat builds up, the Instant Pot will pressure cook for 1 minute. When it is finished, turn the pressure release knob to Venting.
  4. Once the steam has all released and the steam button has dropped down, remove lid.
  5. Use slotted spoon to transfer shrimp to a plate. Discard liquid in pot or use it to make a quick sauce.

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