Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with Garlic is an easy one-pot meal that is perfect for a quick dinner idea. The angel hair pasta, shrimp, garlic and all the ingredients are cooked in the Instant Pot together. Make the recipe spicy by adding some extra crushed red pepper!
In Saute mode, heat butter and olive oil. When butter is halfway melted, press 'Cancel'. This will keep the garlic from burning.
Saute garlic until fragrant, for about 10 to 15 seconds. Press Cancel.
Transfer half of the garlic to a small bowl and set aside.
Add green onions (whites parts), salt, pepper, crushed pepper and lemon juice.
Stir in broth.
Divide angel hair pasta into four batches. Add pasta to the inner pot in batches: add one-fourth of pasta into the broth, fanning it out. Repeat with remaining batches, in a criss-cross pattern (see blog post for step by step photos or watch the video).
Using a spatula, gently push down on the angel hair pasta until it's submerged in the broth. This might take 20 to 30 seconds.
Close the lid and pressure cook the pasta for 3 minutes on High Pressure.