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Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with Vodka Sauce Recipe - Shrimp, Penne, and Creamy Tomato Sauce come together effortlessly in the Pressure Cooker!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 16 ounces dried penne pasta
  • 16 ounces large raw shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: Parmesan cheese


  • Set the pressure cooker on Sauté. Add the butter, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes, water, vodka, penne, and 3/4 teaspoons salt. Stir to coat the pasta. 
  • Cover and lock the lid into place. Set the Instant Pot on Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes. Once it is finished cooking, turn the Instant Pot Off, then press the button to Quick Release the steam, until the valve button drops.
  • Unlock the lid and stir the shrimp and cream into the pasta. Set the Instant Pot on Sauté and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the shrimp are pink. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm with Parmesan cheese, if desired.



STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: Boil the pasta as directed on the package and drain in a colander. Place the butter, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper in a large sauté pan. Set over medium heat and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, 1 cup water, and vodka to the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes. Pour the pasta, shrimp, and cream into the sauce and toss. Cook until the shrimp are pink. 


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 4.4mg