When you’re short on time, make this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi for an easy and satisfying meal. This recipe is gluten-free and great for busy weeknights.

Shrimp and angel hair pasta on a plate.

Recipe Highlights

  • To make this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi recipe super convenient, you can use fresh or frozen shrimp. Just adjust the time based on which one you use (see the recipe card).
  • The pasta can be cooked ahead of time and reheated in the microwave. See the best gluten-free pasta brands.
  • You can store any leftovers of this dish in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Shrimp is low in calories but high in protein and nutrients.

Recipe Steps

I think you’ll agree that this is one of the easiest and most convenient Instant Pot recipes out there. The only trick is having cooked pasta on hand. But, you can also serve the cooked shrimp over potatoes or cauliflower rice if you don’t have pasta.

Fresh shrimp, ghee and garlic combine with gluten-free pasta for a delicious paleo-friendly meal.

Step One

Add oil and ghee to the Instant Pot and saute the garlic for 2 minutes.

Step Two

Deglaze the pot with the wine and chicken broth and add the shrimp.

Step Three

Lock the lid and set to high pressure for 2 minutes. Once the cooking time is up, allow for a 5-minute natural release before opening the Instant Pot.

Step Four

Stir in the pasta, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and serve.

Easy shrimp scampi pasta cooked in the Instant Pot.

Top Tips

  • Precook the gluten-free pasta and just reheat it in the microwave before adding to the cooked shrimp.
  • Use either fresh or frozen shrimp. If you use frozen just increase the high-pressure time from 2 minutes to 4 minutes.
  • Don’t use precooked shrimp or you will end up with mushy shrimp.
  • Store your cooked Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi for up to four days in the fridge.
  • Make this early in the week and reheat for your lunch all week long.
Shrimp scampi on a grey plate with fork


Can I use regular pasta in this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi recipe?

Yes, absolutely! But, the recipe won’t be gluten-free unless you use gluten-free pasta.

Can I use butter instead of ghee?

Yes, you can. I use ghee because I have a dairy sensitivity.

Can I cook the pasta and shrimp together?

No, because the pasta won’t be cooked. Gluten-free pasta generally takes longer to cook than regular pasta.

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Here is the printable recipe:


Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi (Gluten-Free)

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi on a plate

When you’re short on time, make this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi for an easy and satisfying meal. This recipe is gluten-free and great for busy weeknights.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons ghee 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound cooked gluten-free spaghetti, warmed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Select Sauté and add the oil and the ghee to the inner pot. Once hot, add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Press Cancel and add the wine and chicken broth. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot. Add the shrimp to the pot. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 2 minutes (4 minutes if using frozen shrimp). Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position.
  4. After cooking, naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in the pasta, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Serve immediately, or place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


You can cook the pasta ahead of time, and warm it in the microwave before adding it to the cooked shrimp. 

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