Pressure Cooker Shrimp Boil Recipe

Yes. You read the title correctly. We’re doing a whole shrimp boil in a pressure cooker! And let me tell you, the flavor is REAL! Shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausages slandered in my homemade buttery seafood sauce! Oh! And I haven’t told you the best part. It only takes 6 minutes of pressure cooking!

I use two types of shrimp and crab boil. The Garlic and Onion and the original concentrate. The flavor is magnified! The original adds spicy and that Louisiana boil flavor. The Garlic and Onion of course adds, garlic and onion flavor. I love using that, because I don’t like to add the actual onion and garlic as I would in a typical boil. The pressure will make the veggies extremely mushy.

I use sweet corn, mini boiling potatoes, and roasted chicken and garlic sausage in my boil. But, feel free to add any of your favorites. Don’t forget the bay leaves!

To finish off this boil, I made my homemade Seafood sauce. It’s buttery and has just the right amount of kick! Pour it over the boil, but save some for dipping.

My Pressure Cooker Shrimp Boil recipe is the perfect way to satisfy that summer boil craving any time of the year! It’s done in minutes with minimum clean up. Make sure you have plenty of napkins though!

Shrimp Boil in a Pressure Cooker Recipe


  • 2 cups of water or chicken stock
  • 2 bouillon cubes omit if using chicken stock
  • 1 TBS liquid shrimp & crab boil concentrated version
  • 1 TBS garlic & onion liquid shrimp & crab boil
  • 5-6 small red potatoes halved
  • 6 mini corn on the cobs
  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • 1-2 lb raw shrimp heads removed
  • 2-3 TBS Cajun seasoning

Seafood Sauce:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1-2 TBS minced or crushed garlic
  • 1 cup boil liquid the water you boiled the shrimp & stuff in. You know.
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 TBS paprika
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1 TBS Accent seasoning if you don’t like MSG’s don’t use this and don’t tell me about MSG’s in the comments.


  1. Pour water (or stock) and liquid crab boil into the pressure cooker
  2. Add in the bouillon cubes if you’re using water
  3. Layer in the potatoes, corn, and sausage (in that order – Momma Dee)
  4. Sprinkle 1-2 TBS Cajun seasoning on top
  5. Using the manual setting: set the cooker on HIGH and set the timer to 5 minutes.
  6. When the 5 mins are over; do a quick release of the pressure
  7. Add in the shrimp on top of everything else
  8. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon over the shrimp and sprinkle 1 TBS Cajun seasoning on top
  9. Set the cooker on HIGH again and the timer for 1 minute.
  10. When it’s done, do a quick release again and strain 1 cup of the boiling liquid into a cup.
  11. Allow the contents of the pot to soak in the remaining liquid while making the seafood sauce

Seafood sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan
  2. Add in the garlic and sauté for 1 minute
  3. Add all remaining ingredients
  4. Stir well to combine and bring to a simmer
  5. Simmer on low for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat
  7. Two options: Use as a dipping sauce or pour the sauce over the shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes.
  8. Enjoy!