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Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo

Instant Pot shrimp alfredo pasta is so good and easy to make for your family! If you love seafood you’ll love how easy it is made in your pressure cooker or Ninja Foodi.

instant pot shrimp alfredo

Ready for more easy Instant Pot recipes? Well this Instant Pot shrimp alfredo was a winner with my whole family so we figured we’d share it with you today! It’s a bit like fettuccine alfredo but loaded with shrimp and topped with a bit of parmesan too. We just can’t get enough cheese here. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Shrimp Alfredo

Have you made Instant Pot shrimp yet?? It is the fastest way to cook them to perfectly pink and tender. This time we added them with jarred sauce and noodles for a fast and cheap meal we all love.

This is a really great way to cook one of our favorite Instant Pot shrimp recipes in just 1 minute. We’re adding them raw here but you could use frozen too if that is what you have on hand.

For this Instant Pot shrimp alfredo recipe we thawed our shrimp out overnight and put them in our one pot meal raw so everything could cook together perfectly.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Shrimp Alfredo with Jar Sauce and Frozen Shrimp

You can use fresh or frozen for this. Knowing how to cook frozen shrimp in your Instant Pot is helpful too if you just want a bowl of these yummy suckers for lunch! I must say…our family is OBSESSED with anything seafood related. My kids even love sushi!

If you haven’t introduced yours to shrimp or tried our Instant Pot fish recipe you really should. Mine weren’t super fans right at first but it didn’t take long for them to be “hooked”. 😉

This is a peek at how we made this, step by step above. Although I didn’t really call it this but I added our Instant Pot shrimp alfredo to this roundup of Instant Pot casseroles because it kinda’ falls into that category of everything cooked in the same pot.

instant pot shrimp fettuccini alfredo

You could probably add 1/2 c of frozen peas if you felt it really needed a veggie. Here’s how it came out looking like with such a short pressure cook time. OMG….like so good.

I really wasn’t sure how to it would turn out, or if it would turn out at all. Happily surprised I was when it did so I could gobble it up for lunch. Loved that cooking pasta on the stovetop wasn’t needed. 

Best type of shrimp to use for Instant Pot shrimp alfredo

Jumbo size shrimp – This size shrimp may look too big to eat but when they’re cooked they shrink quite a bit and become bite sized!

  • Thawed
    • If you put them in completely frozen they will make this pasta more watery, that is not our preference. This is How to Cook Frozen Raw Shrimp separately if that is what you have.
    • Feel free to buy at the meat counter already thawed, or buy frozen like we did and leave them in a bowl or baggie in the fridge overnight to thaw out.

If you have No shells: Goes without saying but it would be very difficult to pick them out of the meal to take off the shells, would be a complete mess too. Remove shells and tails before you add them into your pressure cooker

instant pot shrimp alfredo pasta

Ingredients needed to make Instant Pot shrimp pasta

  1. Jumbo shrimp – add the shrimp in raw, without shells and deveined
    1. If you want to add chicken instead, follow our Instant Pot cajun chicken pasta recipe

Alfredo sauce – I used this jarred sauce to make it super easy. If you’d rather make your own homemade alfredo sauce, have at it (just make it in a separate bowl and whisk together so it is smooth before adding, make 15 oz of it, about 2 c.).

  1. Onion
  2. Minced garlic
  3. Water – I use vegetable or chicken broth for added flavor, any would work
    1. Uncooked pasta – I used rotini but small/med. shells would work
  4. Grated parmesan cheeses and/or romano cheese – I used a little of each

Season with salt and pepper at the end if you desire.

Can you make Instant Pot shrimp alfredo with gluten free pasta?

You could. I don’t have a need for this but in my research the cook time is interchangeable so you should use the timing listed below. Of course everyone has preferences so I would stick to the 3 minutes. If you lift the lid and it isn’t tender enough for you, set to saute and allow to “boil” until it is perfect.

instant pot shrimp alfredo pasta 2

Ready to make a few other easy shrimp recipes once you’re done with this one? Lemon garlic butter shrimp sounds amazing and is on our list. We’ve got a great pressure cooker fish recipes roundup here too. If you feel like you need a tasty side dish for your shrimp alfredo pasta here are a few ideas:

What goes well with shrimp alfredo?

Same things below are served often with this pasta dish and highly recommend to make as your next one should be this Instant Pot bang bang shrimp pasta dish!

Here’s your printable recipe to follow for one of our favorite pressure cooker recipes here.

bang bang shrimp and noodles

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Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo

Instant Pot shrimp alfredo pasta is so good and easy to make for your family! If you love seafood you’ll love how easy it is made in your pressure cooker. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword alfredo, instant pot, pasta, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add your onions, garlic and alfredo sauce into your pot, stir until combined. If you like your shrimp on the well done side add those in now too. (we did, you can see in the photos)
  • Pour in your water or broth and stir until smooth. Add peeled jumbo shrimp on top now. If you're using really tiny shrimp wait to add those until later.
  • Pour in your uncooked noodles and submerge into the liquid.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 3 minutes. (if you like your small noodles to be more al dente, set for 2 min.)
  • Quick release. If you have very small shrimp just add them to the top of your done alfredo inside your pot now and close the lid back up for 5 mintues to steam them. Then add grated romano and parmesan cheeses and stir so they melt. Serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 936mg41%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
4.55 from 11 votes (3 ratings without comment)
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Patricia

Monday 30th of May 2022

This is the best recipe ever!! My husband said it was better than Olive Garden!! And since Carrie has already doubled it, my question has been answered. My husband is a heavy eater and could have eaten the entire pot by hisself!! Love this recipe. I used Bertolli Alfredo Sauce and used the 1 cup of water to rinse out the jar. I used frozen jumbo shrimp and rotini pasta and it was not watery at all. I didn't do the onions or the garlic and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes. (I have a Ninja Foodi 8 qt)

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Oh good!!

Toni

Monday 7th of February 2022

I used two jars of Alfredo sauce instead of one, added a package of Lipton onion soup mix, used 1 1/2 cups broth and set timer for 3 minutes. I rcvd the burn notice and immediately opened the pot, stirred everything, then set the timer for 2 minutes. Delicious!

Carrie Kelly

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I used prego homestyle alfredo sauce, (doubled whole recipe, as we are all big eaters,) and followed all directions. This turned out fantastic!! Topped with shredded mozzarella after cooking was complete and WOW!! We are having it with gluten free bread and butter. Also, used gluten free shells for noodles.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Awesome!

Tami

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

My question, does the dish need to sit for 5 minutes no matter what, or only if adding the shrimp at the end?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

That is to add the shrimp but I would let it sit anyway to thicken the sauce

Jen

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Can you use Spaghetti noodles

The Typical Mom

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Probably....broken into thirds

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