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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! You can also make it with any of the sides in this post about What to Serve with Shrimp Scampi.

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.

📋 Recipe

An appetizing plate of Instant Pot shrimp scampi with rice.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Corinne Schmitt
Your family will love this meal!
4.45 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 799 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 799kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 62gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 587mgSodium: 1864mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 359mgIron: 6mg
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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”

  1. 5 stars
    I always knew that cooking shrimp is easy. This one’s a lot easier! Thanks for sharing.

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

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. Shrimp is completely overcooked in IP. Sauce is way to thin and without flavor.

4.45 from 18 votes (16 ratings without comment)

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