Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Rich, garlicky, buttery goodness is what shrimp scampi is made of. This Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is an easy recipe that’ll make you forget about dining out, even if it’s from your favorite local Italian restaurant. Bye bye Red Lobster shrimp scampi, dinner is covered!

If you’ve ever dreamed of enjoying restaurant quality seafood at home, this recipe is going to make that dream a reality.

If you’re a garlic lover like me, then I’m sure shrimp scampi will become your all-time favorite way to eat it. You’ll be shocked by how easy this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is to make!

You won’t find anything complicated in the making of this recipe. In less than 15 minutes, you can have a gourmet dinner ready for the family to devour.

It’s so easy, I’ve been known to make it even when we have company over – and they always love it!

What is Shrimp Scampi?

Shrimp scampi is one of the most popular recipes in Italian restaurants across the US. It’s made with large shrimp, garlic, butter, and white wine. Traditionally it’s served over pasta or with crusty bread to soak up all of the goodness.

Let me tell you – this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi is every bit as good as any restaurant version that I’ve tasted. And I’ve tried a whole lot of them!

If you’re looking for shrimp scampi that tastes like what you’d order at a restaurant (or like your favorite Olive Garden dish), this recipe will show you how to recreate it time after time, thanks to the Instant Pot.

What to Serve with Shrimp Scampi

If you’re wondering what goes well with shrimp scampi, it depends on when you’re serving it.

If you’re preparing your shrimp scampi recipe as a main dish, then I’d recommend that you serve it over angel hair pasta, fettuccini or spaghetti.

As far as what side dish or vegetables go with shrimp scampi, broccoli or boiled red potatoes are a great choice with the buttery garlic sauce.

If you’d like to make this recipe as an appetizer, I suggest that you serve it traditionally – with crusty Italian bread slices. If you go with the appetizer option, you might want to go for a smaller batch unless you’re looking forward to leftovers.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi by Then It Dawned On Me

What Wine to Use in Shrimp Scampi

You can use almost any kind of white wine in your shrimp scampi recipe, but if you want to impress your dinner guests, consider making the dish with a good dry white wine.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi by Then It Dawned On Me

How to Reheat Shrimp Scampi

To reheat shrimp scampi that’s been refrigerated, I suggest that you use a stove top. Simply pour all of the contents into a saucepan and heat it on medium-high until it begins to bubble. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for at least 5 minutes.

If you’re enjoying leftovers for lunch and don’t have access to a stove, you can use the microwave to reheat your dish. Just place it in a microwave-safe container and heat at full power for 60 seconds. Stir the contents, and then heat again for 30 seconds or until fully heated through.

There are a lot of different ways to make shrimp scampi, but this dish is one you can whip up in minutes in your own kitchen. Throw everything into the Instant Pot for easy cooking and enjoy your homemade meal!

Not ready to make this shrimp scampi? Pin them to your Dinner Ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it easily when you need it.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi by Then It Dawned On Me

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Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lb. frozen, peeled shrimp, deveined
  • 12 oz fettuccine noodles, broken in half
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 whole fresh lemon, squeezed
  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley


  1. Turn your instant pot on sauté mode.
  2. Once it is hot, add to your pot the butter, olive oil, garlic, and white onion.
  3. Stir occasionally until your butter has melted, and your onion has softened. This should take about 3 minutes.
  4. Add frozen shrimp to the pot.
  5. Stir well allowing the shrimp to cook, as well as taking the flavors of the other ingredients in the pot.
  6. Once your shrimp has cooked, remove the shrimp from the pressure cooker. Set aside.
  7. Add the chicken stock, water, juice from the lemon, and noodles to the instant pot. Mixing well to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
  8. Place the Instant Pot lid on and close the seal. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 6 minutes.
  9. Once your Instant Pot is done, manually release by using a towel or hot pad to open the seal. Do this by bringing the valve toward you.
  10. Once the steam has completely released, open your Instant Pot.
  11. Add in your shrimp to the pot and noodles. Mix well.


Enjoy this dish as is or you can top with more lemon juice, fresh parsley, salt or pepper to taste, and/or parmesan cheese! Enjoy!

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