Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

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This instant pot shrimp recipe is the best way to make tender shrimp that are perfect every time. Using the instant pot, it's an almost fool-proof recipe!

Bowlful of instant pot shrimp

Nothing beats tender, succulent shrimp, and that's what you get with instant pot recipe. The shrimp are perfectly cooked every time, so you'll never have to worry about shrimp that are either underdone or tough and rubbery again!

Instant Pot Shrimp

I absolutely love shrimp dishes. From seafood salad to alfredo, scampi, and everything in between, I'm a big shrimp fan. One of my favorite ways to make it is this simple, easy method that always comes out perfectly.

Closeup shot of fork with shrimp


It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe.

  • shrimp
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • water
Overhead shot of ingredients on table


A few minutes and a few simple steps are all it takes to make this easy shrimp recipe.

Step 1: Place all ingredients in your instant pot.

Overhead shot of bowlful of frozen shrimp topped with seasoning

Step 2: Pressure on high for 1 minute.

Step 3: When done, do a quick release.

Step 4: Drain off any excess liquid and serve.

Closeup shot of spoonful of cooked instant pot shrimp


It takes next to nothing to make this recipe. You'll only need a few items.

  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowl
  • Instant pot


Garlic Powder: If you don't have minced garlic, you can use garlic powder.

Prawns: You can use prawns for this recipe, as well.

Overehead shot of pot with cooked shrimp


Looking for ways to change up this instant pot shrimp recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Cayenne: Add cayenne for a kick of heat.

Chives: Sprinkle the hot shrimp with chives before serving.


  • Don't defrost your shrimp. This recipe is designed for frozen shrimp.
  • Toss your shrimp thoroughly to get a good coating.
  • Always do a quick release to ensure your shrimp don't overcook.
Closeup shot of forkful of shrimp

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How long will cooked shrimp last?

Store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

How do you know when shrimp is done?

The shrimp is done as soon as it transitions from opaque (gray) to white.

Why does shrimp get rubbery?

Overcooked shrimp gets tough and rubbery.

Pan full of instant pot shrimp

Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

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Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

Instant Pot Shrimp Recipe

This instant pot shrimp recipe is totally fool-proof. If you follow the directions, you'll have perfectly cooked shrimp every time.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 32 oz frozen raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail-off
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place all ingredients in your instant pot.
  2. Pressure on high for 1 minute.
  3. When done, do a quick release.
  4. Drain off any excess liquid and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 113Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 143mgSodium 934mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 16g

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