Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Recipe

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Instant pot pressure cooker shrimp alfredo pasta recipe

Easy one-pot pressure cooker shrimp Alfredo pasta!

I love a good seafood Alfredo, especially when it is super easy and less expensive to make at home! This shrimp Alfredo pasta recipe requires only one pot, an Instant Pot to be exact, or any other good electric pressure cooker. Somehow it all cooks together perfectly to create a family-favorite pasta dinner!

instant pot seafood alfredo recipe


It is pretty awesome that you can saute, cook, and simmer all in the Instant Pot. Even more awesome is that the pasta, shrimp, and sauce all cook together in this recipe for some one-pot magic.

Instant Pot pasta alfredo recipe

Fettuccine pasta is more likely to stick together when cooked in a pressure cooker, so bow-tie pasta (also known as farfelle) is a much better pasta option for this seafood Alfredo recipe. My kids usually prefer bow-tie to fettuccine anyway, so it’s all good.

pressure cooker shrimp alfredo pasta recipe

Now the timing can be pretty crucial in this recipe because, honestly, it is pretty easy to overcook the shrimp and pasta. You don’t want a big mushy pasta mess! I have made this recipe several times with success though. Promise.

This is a great, simple recipe from the highly-rated cookbook Great Food Fast. I want you to find success and satisfaction with this Instant Pot seafood Alfredo recipe too, so here’s my advice:

  • First, be aware that it is easy to overcook.
  • Next, try to follow the recipe as written.
  • Then keep an eye on the texture after the pressure cooking time is complete.

Maybe you’ll find that you want to reduce the cooking time to be 6 minutes instead of 7 minutes for the next time. Or maybe you’ll notice that you need to keep the simmer time to strictly two minutes or even reduce that time too. Some of it will be personal preference. Some of it will vary slightly depending on your ingredients and your equipment.

one-pot pressure cooker seafood alfredo recipe

You might also like this recipe, as it is delicious and involves Old Bay Seasoning and shrimp too: Easy Maryland-Style Grilled Shrimp and Corn.

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Easy Instant Pot pressure cooker one-pot shrimp alfredo pasta recipe

Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Recipe

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 11 mins + time to come to pressure
Serves: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup diced red onion
  • 8 ounces bow-tie pasta
  • 12 ounces large frozen shrimp
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley, diced fresh tomato, and Parmesan for garnish (optional)


  1. On saute setting, heat oil and add onion. Saute until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add bow-tie pasta, shrimp, chicken broth, garlic, and Old Bay Seasoning. Secure the pressure cooker lid and set to cook on manual, high pressure for 7 minutes. Note that the cooker may take about 15 minutes or so to come to pressure, then the cooking timer will start. When cooking time is done, do a quick release to release the pressure.
  3. Set the pressure cooker to saute mode and stir in the heavy cream, Parmesan, and flour. Salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle garnish over top, if using, and serve.


In place of heavy cream, low-fat milk and 1 teaspoon additional flour can be used.

Recipe Source: Great Food Fast: Bob Warden's Ultimate Pressure Cooker Recipes

Ingredients: All-purpose flour, Chicken Broth, Garlic, Heavy Cream, Old Bay Seasoning, Olive Oil, Onion, Parmesan, Parsley, Pasta, Pepper, Salt, Shrimp, Tomato
Meal Type: Main Dish, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Categories: Pasta, Seafood, Pressure Cooker

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