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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Updated: May 24, 2020

Oooohwee..this is good. I know this is not your typical fall/winter dish, but I needed something fun and different for dinner tonight, and well, how can I say no to a dish like this? I mean, it's simple, fun, colorful, healthy, and summer fun satisfying! I think with all of this recent cold weather, I just needed a nice cajun style summertime dinner to warm things up around here.

This was my very first Instant Pot recipe, and it. was. easy! Here it is so you can try it too!! Original recipe modified from


  • 1 1/2 pounds of baby red potatoes

  • 1 12.8 oz package of uncured nitrate free beef smoked sausage.

  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped

  • 4 tsp Old Bay seasoning, divided

  • 1 Tbsp of Texas Pete hot sauce (add more if you really like it spicy!)

  • 3 ears of corn cut in halves

  • 16 oz of water or vegetable broth, or lager beer if you aren't eating gluten free.

  • 1 1/2 lbs of medium shrimp. (I chose peeled and deveined, because I think the vein is gross and I don't like to peel shrimp while I'm eating. These do have the tail, but it pops off easily)

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Place potatoes, thin sliced sausage, chopped onion, 3 tsp of Old Bay, and hot sauce in your Instant Pot. Stir until well combined, then top with corn, and water/broth/or beer, whichever you choose.

  2. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 1 minute. When finished cooking, quick release pressure according to your Instant Pot directions.

  3. Open top, then add shrimp. Close top, select manual, adjust pressure to high, and set time for 1 minute. When finished cooking, quick release pressure.

  4. Melt butter in a small pot over low, add minced garlic and 1tsp Old Bay. Stir until fragrant.

  5. Serve shrimp mixture immediately, drizzled with butter, garnished with chopped parsley, and a squirt or two of lemon. I'm telling you, the lemon really finishes off the dish.

This also makes great leftovers, so while you are cleaning up the kitchen, go ahead and pack leftovers up for your lunch for tomorrow and you are one step ahead avoiding the fast food panic that usually creeps up on a busy workday! Go ahead and make your co-workers a little jealous as you enjoy your home cooked meal...Then, send them to my website!! (wink...wink!)

Leave a comment and tell me if you tried this recipe! Did you add or change anything?

Printable Recipe here:

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
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