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Instant Pot Shrimp

Instant Pot shrimp is easy to cook! We'll teach you how to cook frozen shrimp in your pressure cooker + share easy Instant Pot shrimp recipes too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, fresh, frozen, garlic, instant pot, shrimp
Servings: 2
Calories: 113kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 12 jumbo shrimp fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced, I use jarred
  • 1/2 tbsp chives diced, optional


  • If using frozen shrimp:
    Pour 1.5 c water into your Instant Pot and put a vegetable steamer basket inside your pot with your frozen shrimp inside.
    Set to pressure high for 0 minutes, do a quick release.
    Drain pot and follow below instructions to make into Instant Pot garlic shrimp.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute, low, and add butter.
  • When butter is melted add minced garlic.
  • Once butter starts to sizzle add your shrimp and toss with butter and garlic.
  • Cook 1-2 minutes if you're shrimp is fresh, until shrimp is pink and cooked through as much as you desire. 
    If shrimp was frozen and you used method above to thaw/cook them then once butter sizzles turn your pot off/cancel, put shrimp in, mix with ingredients, and take out immediately to eat.
    Remove immediately and sprinkle with chives if you like. Enjoy.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 148mg | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg