Instant Pot Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Instant Pot Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Author note: Keep in mind that this recipe also works with electric pressure cookers. This recipe was also featured in The Dallas Morning News, along with two other weeknight Instant Pot recipes. Click here to find the recipes.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon tomato paste

1/2 cup white wine

1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

3/4 cup heavy cream

8 ounces mascarpone

2 1/2 cups water

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 pound linguine, broken in half

2 pounds shrimp

1 cup parmesan, freshly grated

4 cups arugula

1/2 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

2 1/2 cups water

  1. Melt the butter using the sauté feature on the Instant Pot. Add the onion, garlic and tomato paste. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Add the white wine and deglaze the bottom of the insert. Let simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. After 2 minutes, add the salt, cream, red pepper flakes and mascarpone. Stir until the cheese is melted and combined with the cream.
  3. Add the water and linguine. Stir well. Secure the lid onto the Instant Pot. Cook over high pressure for 4 minutes. Turn off the Instant Pot and do a quick pressure release after 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and add the shrimp. Stir well to combine. Using the sauté feature, cook the shrimp for 5-6 minutes. Stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  5. Once the shrimp and pasta is cooked add the parmesan, arugula and basil. Stir well to combine. Salt to taste and serve warm.

7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    • Hi Karen, thanks for asking! You add the red pepper flakes in step 2 with the salt, cream and mascarpone. Thank you for pointing this out, it’s been now added into the copy. Enjoy!

  1. This sounds delicious! I’m brand new to my Instant Pot and want to try this recipe. Can I use frozen cooked shrimp? If so, does it need to be thawed first or can it go in frozen in step 4?

  2. I’m planning on making this for dinner but will be cutting the recipe in half since it’s just two of us (I don’t mind a little bit of leftovers). This is my first time cooking pasta and shrimp in the IP and am wondering if the cooking times need to be adjusted since it will be less or will it work if I leave as is?

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