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Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Meal

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Meal

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Looking for an easy and delicious instant pot shrimp scampi recipe? Look no further! This dish is perfect for a quick and tasty meal. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the end result is mouth-watering. Shrimp scampi is a classic Italian dish that usually involves sautéed shrimp in garlic butter sauce.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Meal

In this version of the delicious meal, we are using the instant pot to make things even easier. So gather your ingredients and let’s get started on this easy Instant Pot recipe.

How to cook shrimp in an instant pot

It really is beyond easy to cook shrimp in your instant pot! It literally takes only 3 minutes when you use your Instant Pot as a pressure cooker. All you have to do is place your shrimp in the pot, add your seasonings and liquid, then close the lid and set the timer for three minutes.


Once the timer goes off, release the pressure and open the lid.

We love to use Old Bay seasoning, chicken or vegetable stock, and frozen or fresh shrimp. Let it cool and you have a killer shrimp cocktail!

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.

What kind of pasta do you use?

For this recipe, we recommend using a long pasta such as spaghetti or linguine. But really, any type of dry pasta will work. If you are looking for a low-carb option, you can substitute the pasta for zucchini noodles.

To cook the pasta, simply add it to the instant pot with the shrimp and other ingredients as we describe in the recipe instructions.

Do you have to use pasta?

No, you don’t have to use pasta. If you want a low-carb or gluten-free option, simply omit the pasta and enjoy the shrimp scampi as is.

You could also just use rice or risotto with the scampi too.

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What else can I add to this recipe?

There are so many possibilities! Here are a few ideas:

  • Add some diced tomatoes for a pop of color and flavor.
  • Add some green peas for a little sweetness and crunch.
  • Serve with a side of garlic bread for mopping up all that delicious sauce.
  • Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese for an extra savory touch.

What to serve with your instant pot shrimp scampi dinner

This instant pot shrimp scampi is delicious on its own, or you can serve it with a simple green salad and some garlic-flavored crusty bread to make it a complete meal. It also goes well with roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or zucchini.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, we hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

How do you store leftover Shrimp Scampi?

Leftover shrimp scampi can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. We do not recommend freezing this dish as the shrimp can become tough and rubbery. When you’re ready to enjoy your leftovers, simply reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi With Pasta

We really think you will find that this shrimp recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights. The short cooking time makes this the perfect pasta recipe for the whole family,

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Ingredients

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock or a blend of chicken stock and white wine to make 2 cups of liquid as you need to have enough liquid
  • 1 lemon, juiced or 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 oz spaghetti, broken in half or angel hair pasta. Whatever type of pasta you prefer.
  • 1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled-deveined-tail off
  • 4 green onions, sliced or fresh parsley for garnish

How to make our Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Pasta:

Place your Instant Pot on the saute mode.

melting butter in the IP

Melt the butter in it.

sauteeing garlic in IP

Add that little oil and garlic, and saute for 1 minute.

adding broth and seasoning to IP

Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice, and seasonings to the bottom of the pan and bring it all to a boil.

adding dry pasta to the IP

Turn the pot off then add broken pasta in a spiral pattern.

Adding shrimp to the IP

Add the shrimp on top of the pasta.

Put the cover on your Instant Pot and secure the lid, making sure the valve is sealing, and pressure cook for 2 minutes.

tossing the pasta and shrimp

Let the pot sit for 5 minutes, do quick release steam, and toss the pasta in that yummy sauce to coat it fully.

plating the pasta for serving

Plate your shrimp and pasta, making sure to get plenty of that shrimp scampi sauce with that tender shrimp. Top it with green onions or chopped parsley, and add a few lemon wedges.

Serve & enjoy!

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Meal

FAQs

Q: How long will this keep in the fridge?

A: Leftover shrimp scampi can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Q: Can I freeze this dish?

A: We do not recommend freezing this dish as the shrimp can become tough and rubbery. Enjoy your leftovers within three days.

Q: How do I reheat this dish?

A: Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through.

ready to eat shrimp scampi made in the instant pot

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Yield: 4

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe: A Delicious and Easy-to-Make Meal

instant pot shrimp scampi

Shrimp scampi is a classic Italian dish that usually involves sautéed shrimp in garlic butter sauce. In this version of the delicious meal, we are using the instant pot to make things even easier.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock or a blend of chicken stock and white wine to make 2 cups of liquid as you need to have enough liquid
  • 1 lemon, juiced or 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 oz spaghetti, broken in half or angel hair pasta. Whatever type of pasta you prefer.
  • 1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled-deveined-tail off
  • 4 green onions, sliced or fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

    Place your Instant Pot on the saute mode.

    Melt the butter, then add that little oil and garlic, and saute for 1 minute.

    Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice, and seasonings to the bottom of the pan and bring it all to a boil.

    Turn the pot off then add broken pasta in a spiral pattern.

    Add the shrimp on top of the pasta.

    Put the cover on your Instant Pot and secure the lid, making sure the valve is sealing, and pressure cook for 2 minutes.

    Let the pot sit for 5 minutes, do quick release steam, and toss the pasta in that yummy sauce to coat it fully.

    Plate your shrimp and pasta, making sure to get plenty of that shrimp scampi sauce with that tender shrimp. Top it with green onions or chopped parsley, and add a few lemon wedges.

    Notes

    We like to serve this with a tossed green salad and nice crusty bread

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 1762mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g

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