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Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo in 7 Minutes

September 14, 2016
Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo in 7 Minutes

Have I mentioned how much I love my Instant Pot? This Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo in 7 Minutes recipe is so simple even the kids could fix dinner. Of course, my kids won’t, but they will eat it up. So far the Instant Pot has not let me down. Without fail I forget to take something out of the freezer to cook for dinner. With the Instant Pot, thawing isn’t necessary.

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo in 7 Minutes

ingredients for shrimp alfredo

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/4 cup diced onions (red or white, I use whatever I have in the fridge)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 bag frozen, cooked shrimp

2 cups chicken broth

1 box pasta

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tsp flour

1 cup half & half, milk or cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Putting it all together:

Plug in Instant Pot and set to sauté.


Sauté onions in the olive oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes leave in Instant Pot. I had a few leftover chopped white onions from my Cheesy Smoked Sausage Hot Dish Instant Pot Recipe so I used them here and then added some diced red onion too.


After you’ve sautéd the onions add the frozen shrimp, broth and uncooked pasta.

Lock the cover and set Instant Pot to high pressure for 7 minutes. Be sure the steam release handle is closed. It will take a few minutes for it to pressurize and will make some wheezing noises while it does. Once it is pressurized the timer will appear on the display.

When the timer goes off use the quick release method by turning the steam release handle to open. This will release all the steam in a couple of minutes making it safe to open the Instant Pot. You want to use the quick release method so the pasta doesn’t overcook (ever time you overcook pasta and angel dies, so don’t let it happen).


Hit the sauté button again and add your half & half, parmesan cheese and flour, stirring occasionally as it thickens.

That’s it! Dish it up and call the kids down.

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo in 7 Minutes


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  • Reply Linda Turrey March 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I have had my Instant Pot two days and wanted to make a dinner with the frozen shrimp and tortellini that’s in the freezer. I typed in the ingredients along with Instant Pot, and up comes your recipe!
    I’m so excited because I have everything down to the Parmesean. I’m going to pair it with asparagus, but not sure if I’ll also do it in the IP or not – heck, why not!
    Thanks so much for making my job easier Jen 🙂

  • Reply Shasta April 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Wonderful recipe! I was a little worried because it took my instant pot a bit to get to fully pressurized before the timer started, but it turned out great! Thank you!

  • Reply Alex April 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Just curious as to how many ounces your bag of shrimp was? There’s different sizes….

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