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
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.