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instant pot shrimp pasta with tomato cream sauce
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Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Say hello to your new favorite weeknight pasta recipe! This Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with tomato cream sauce is easy, creamy, ready in under 30 minutes and tastes amazing.   
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot shrimp pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Maria Doss


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil



Additional ingredient

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil


  • Heat Instant pot (refer notes for the size) to saute mode. 
    When hot, add butter and olive oil. Stir in group-1 ingredients, saute for about 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. 
  • Press cancel and add all group-2 ingredients. Stir well, close and lock lid (making sure the valve is turned to sealing). 
  • Cook on manual for 5 minutes. Let it be in warm mode for additional 5 minutes. When 5 minutes is done, release pressure by turning valve to vent. Open lid and stir in chopped basil. [ To cook al dente pasta, release pressure as soon as the cook time is done]
    The sauce will be thin at this point. If you prefer saucy pasta, serve after 2-3 minutes. Otherwise, let pasta cool for a few more minutes (without the lid) and the sauce will continue to thicken. If sauce has thickened too much for your liking, then just toss few tablespoons of hot water to thin it down.


Shrimp - I prefer shrimp with tails on for this recipe, since the shrimp is cooked along with the pasta is adds additional flavor. You could totally use shrimp with no tails.
Marinara sauce – Use your favorite brand. I have always loved Prego, tomato basil and garlic (this is not a sponsored post) and use only that sauce for all my recipes and the flavor is A-H-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Heavy Cream – This instant pot pasta with shrimp has one full cup of cream. I know, but it tastes so good guys. But, if you want a guilt free pasta then swap out cream for 1 cup of coconut milk.
Salt - Salt will depend on the type of marinara sauce used and your taste. I used Prego, tomato basil & garlic and found ¾ teaspoon salt to be perfect. 
I used a 3-quart instant pot for this recipe.