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Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi


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I love cooking in my Instant Pot, especially now that the weather is warmer since it doesn’t heat up the whole house. This Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite summer dinners since it’s so easy to get fresh shrimp!

a collage of shrimp scampi with rice on a white plate on a red and white checkered cloth with title text reading Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

 

My family loves rice so I usually make our Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi that way. However, I’ve also made it with farfalle pasta too and it’s equally delicious!

How to Make Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Since shrimp cooks so quickly, this meal is ready FAST. And like all my recipes, it’s just a few simple steps.

Step 1 – Prepare the Base of the Sauce

First, we need to melt some butter and cook the garlic. Do this on the Saute setting.

butter and garlic cooking in an instant pot

Once the smell of garlic is wafting through your home, add the white wine and chicken stock to deglaze the pot.

white wine being added to garlic and butter in an instant pot

Step 2 – Cook the Shrimp

Turn the Instant Pot off, throw in the shrimp, and replace the cover. Set to Meat/Stew for one minute. Natural release for 5 minutes.

shrimp, sauce and garlic in an instant pot

Step 3 – Add the Rice or Pasta

Finally, stir in the rice or pasta, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

a closeup of shrimp scampi with rice

Dinner’s ready! Now you just have to spoon a generous serving of shrimp scampi onto each person’s plate.

shrimp scampi with rice on a white plate on a red and white checkered cloth

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Here’s a printable version of the recipe.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Wondermom Wannabe
Your family will love this meal!
3.39 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 799 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb shrimp
  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine optional
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lb pasta or 3 cups cooked rice*
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place the oil and butter in the Instant Pot. Set to Sautee.
  • When the butter is melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the white wine and chicken stock to deglaze the pot, and stir up any browned bits.
  • Turn off the Sautee setting and add the shrimp and cover.
  • Set to meat/stew for 1 minute and natural release for 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked pasta or rice and add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • *To cook rice in your instant pot, use 2 cups of rice and 3 cups of water. Use the rice button on Instant Pot and do a 10-minute natural pressure release.
  • *To cook pasta in your instant pot, use 2 cups of pasta to 3 cups of water. Use the soup button and cook 8 minutes, quick release.

Notes

Weight Watchers Freestyle = 6 Points Per Serving for 4 Servings, could be lower in points depending on what oil, butter, and rice you use

Nutrition

Calories: 799kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 62gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 587mgSodium: 1864mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 359mgIron: 6mg
Keyword easy dinner, instant pot, shrimp scampi
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 shrimp scampi with rice on a white plate on a red and white checkered cloth

I hope your family loves this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi as much as we do!

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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi”

    • The instant pot is great since it makes it easy to cook things that seem difficult to make. Thanks for commenting.

      Reply
  1. Added a lot more lemon and some cajun seasoning, natural released for a minute added rice turned it off and let it sit for a few

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  2. 5 stars
    Love love love this recipe. I serve it over slow cooked grits. Do you think it can be made and then frozen for a beach vacation?

    Reply

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