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Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo: A Creamy and Easy Pasta Recipe

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo: A Creamy and Easy Pasta Recipe

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Looking for an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe that will wow your taste buds? Look no further than our Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo! This creamy and delicious dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to prepare. So what are you waiting for? Get started on this amazing shrimp Alfredo recipe today!

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo: A Creamy and Easy Pasta Recipe

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Dinner

This is one of our favorites at home as it is a creamy shrimp pasta delicious meal that the whole family loves with minimal cooking time. Seriously, this easy Instant Pot recipe will be a family favorite before you know it. It will be one of those pasta recipes that you fall back on often as it is a restaurant-quality shrimp alfredo, no matter what kind of pasta you use.

Penne pasta, angel hair pasta, and even Chinese noodles have been tried in our house and they have all worked for this tasty recipe. We have not tried any kind of gluten-free pasta though.

What kind of shrimp do you use?

There are so many types and sizes of shrimp. We usually use whatever is on sale at the grocery store or looks the freshest. But here are a few tips:

For this recipe, you want to use shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. It will save you a lot of time!

If your shrimp is frozen, be sure to thaw it completely before cooking. You can place the frozen shrimp in a colander and run cold water over it until it is fully thawed.

If you are using fresh shrimp, be sure to remove the shells and devein them before cooking. To devein raw shrimp, simply use a paring knife to make a shallow cut down the back of the shrimp. This will allow you to remove the dark vein that runs along the shrimp’s back.

Can I use chicken instead of shrimp?

Yes! If you are not a fan of shrimp, you can easily substitute chicken in this recipe. Just cook the chicken in the Instant Pot a little longer than you will be cooking the shrimp.

How long does it take to make Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo?

This Instant Pot pasta dish is one of the quickest and easiest recipes that you will ever make! It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook. Plus, it is so delicious that your family will be begging for seconds! This really is a beginner-friendly Instant Pot recipe.

Do you have to use pasta?

No, you do not have to use pasta in this recipe. If you are looking for a low-carb option, you can simply omit the pasta and serve the shrimp Alfredo over some steamed veggies.

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What could you add to this recipe?

There are so many delicious things that you could add to this Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo recipe. Here are a few ideas:

  • Add some diced tomatoes for a pop of color and flavor.
  • Stir in some spinach or kale for an extra dose of nutrients.
  • Top with some shredded Parmesan cheese for a cheesy twist.

What if I just want Instant Pot Pasta Alfredo?

You can follow the same recipe below to pressure cook your pasta, but skip the steps that include cooking the shrimp. It really is that easy!

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

I really think this homemade alfredo sauce and simple ingredients make for an easy dinner meal and may be your favorite new Instant Pot recipe.

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Ingredients:

tant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter – don’t use olive oil instead.
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced – you can use red onion for color if you want
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 8 oz fettuccine noodles, broken in half or spaghetti noodles
  • 1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled-deveined-tail off
  • *1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • *1 cup Parmesan cheese shreds
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

Want to make Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo with jar sauce?

No problem! Just look for these * items on the list of ingredients. You can replace the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese with your favorite jar sauce.

Preparation Instructions:

Place your Instant Pot on the saute mode.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo melting butter

Melt the butter in the Instant Pot.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo cooking onions

Add the diced onion to the bottom of the pot and cook for about 5 minutes until they are translucent.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo adding broth

Stir in the broth.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo adding pasta

Place the broken pasta in the pot in a spiral pattern.

Put on the Instant Pot cover, make sure the valve is sealing, and pressure cook pasta for 5 minutes

Let the pot sit for 5 minutes, quick release the steam, and remove the lid.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo cooked noodles

Stir in the shrimp and heavy cream (or jar sauce).

Instant pot shrimp alfredo adding shrimp

Place the Instant Pot on saute setting and cook until the shrimp is a pink color, stirring every 30 seconds or so.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo shimp cooked

Stir in the Parmesan cheese (ignore if using jar sauce) and seasonings.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo adding spices

Stir to combine the pasta with that creamy alfredo sauce and shrimp.

Dish up your Instant Pot shrimp pasta and garnish as you see fit. We like a little lemon zest and fresh minced parsley.

Instant pot shrimp alfredo plated and ready to serve

FAQs

Q: Can I use frozen shrimp?

A: Yes! This Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo recipe is perfect for using frozen shrimp. Just be sure to thaw them before adding them to the pot.

Q: What type of pasta should I use?

A: We like to use fettuccine noodles in this Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo recipe, but you can really use any type of pasta that you like.

Q: Can I make Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo with jar sauce?

A: Yes! Just look for these * items on the list of ingredients. You can replace the heavy cream and parmesan cheese with your favorite jar sauce.

Q: What do I serve with Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo?

A: We like to serve our Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo with a simple side salad and some garlic bread. But feel free to get creative and serve it with your favorite pasta dish.

We hope you enjoy this Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo recipe! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. And be sure to check out our other Instant Pot recipes while you’re here. Thanks for visiting!

Instant pot shrimp alfredo on a fork

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Yield: 4

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo: A Creamy and Easy Pasta Recipe

Instant pot shrimp alfredo plated

Looking for an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe that will wow your taste buds? Look no further than our Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo! This creamy and delicious dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter – don’t use olive oil instead.
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced – you can use red onion for color if you want
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 8 oz fettuccine noodles, broken in half or spaghetti noodles
  • 1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled-deveined-tail off
  • *1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • *1 cup Parmesan cheese shreds
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

Instructions

Place your Instant Pot on the saute mode.

Melt the butter in the Instant Pot.

Add the diced onion to the bottom of the pot and cook for about 5 minutes until they are translucent.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the broth.

Place the broken pasta in the pot in a spiral pattern.

Put on the Instant Pot cover, make sure the valve is sealing, and pressure cook pasta for 5 minutes

Let the pot sit for 5 minutes, quick release the steam, and remove the lid.

Stir in the shrimp and heavy cream (or jar sauce).

Place the Instant Pot on saute setting and cook until the shrimp is a pink color, stirring every 30 seconds or so.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese (ignore if using jar sauce) and seasonings.

Stir to combine the pasta with that creamy Alfredo sauce and shrimp.

Dish up your Instant Pot shrimp pasta and garnish as you see fit. We like a little lemon zest and fresh minced parsley.

Notes

Q: Can you make Instant Pot shrimp Alfredo with jar sauce?

A: Yes! Just look for these * items on the list of ingredients. You can replace the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese with your favorite jar sauce.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 738Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 348mgSodium: 2198mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 43g

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