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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

This summer recipe is great for entertaining or just enjoying a delicious meal. Making your Shrimp Boil in the Instant Pot saves time AND hassle!
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Course: Main Course, seafood
Cuisine: cajun, seafood
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Pressure Building: 15 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 10 Red baby potatoes, skin on and washed
  • 1 13.5 oz Andouille sausage, cut into rounds
  • 1 Sweet Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Old Bays
  • 8 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 3 ears Corn on the cob, cut into halves or thirds
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb Shrimp, shells on or off (I prefer off)
  • Parsley, for garnishment
  • 1 Lemon, cut into wedges


  • Place the potatoes, andouille sausage, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp Old Bay, and 4 tbsp butter in the liner of the Instant Pot. Put the corn on the cob on top and pour chicken broth over everything.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to HIGH and cook for 5 minutes. When the time is up, perform a Quick Release.
  • Add the shrimp into the pot, replace the lid, and cook on HIGH for another minute. When the time is up, perform another Quick Release.
  • Melt the remaining 4 tbsp of butter and mix it with 1 tsp Old Bay. Drizzle the seasoned butter over everything in the pot. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley. Serve and enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Corn: Corn on the cob, husked. Cut the cobs into halves or thirds, depending on what is easiest
  • Onion: I use a sweet onion, peeled, and then roughly chopped
  • Potatoes: Baby, red potatoes. They should be about the size of an egg, and can be cooked unpeeled. Make sure to wash them before serving! 
  • Andouille Sausage
  • Shrimp: I used shell-off shrimp. 
  • Butter: Unsalted. It can go into the pot cold.
  • Extra Ingredients: Garlic, Old Bay Seasoning, chicken broth, parsley, lemon
  • A small amount of beer (maybe ¼ cup or so) can be added to the pot along with the chicken broth if you want the beer flavor.
  • Another good addition to the liquid could be hot sauce. Simply add as much to the pot as you’d like. 
  • You can choose shrimp with either shells-on or shells-off for this recipe. I choose shells-off for less work when it comes time to eat, but shells-on is what most people traditionally use. 
  • To speed up the process, you can cook the shrimp separately on the stovetop while the Instant Pot is cooking the veggies. That way, you can simply add the cooked shrimp into the pot, and serve. 
  • See FAQs for additional seafood options for this recipe.
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