instant pot shrimp scampi recipe

Instant Pot Quick Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

A lightning fast and healthy weeknight night meal or lunch!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Tina


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes Optional: add 1/4 tsp for additional heat
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon juice only


  • Peel and devein the shrimp. 
  • Set Instant Pot to saute function, and melt butter. Add garlic, hot red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to pot. Cook for two minutes, and add shrimp. 
  • Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot, put lid on, and cook on high pressure for two minutes. Once finished do a quick release. 
  • Add several drops of lemon juice from half of a lemon to finish off. 
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.



Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg