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Instant Pot Seafood Pasta Recipe

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Looking to take your basic pasta up a notch? Give this supremely easy and delicious seafood pasta recipe a shot! 

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Calling all seafood fans, here’s a pasta recipe you just can’t go wrong with.

It is an incredibly easy take on your seafood- a delicious tomato based sauce and some classic linguine that comes together beautifully, which can be a great dinner idea when you’re in the mood for some home cooked comfort food. 

Plus, since you’ll be making it in your instant pot, your cooking time also goes down dramatically. Cool right? 

Ready to give it a shot? Keep reading to discover the answers to some of the most common questions, followed by the ingredients list and the directions.

Why Do I Add the Seafood Last?

You’ll often find that with most dishes that include seafood, you’ll need to add in the seafood towards the end, as opposed to first cooking them or cooking them together along with your pasta or rice.

That’s because seafood tends to cook pretty quick, and if you cook them beforehand or together, there’s always a risk of overcooking them, and they will end up having a chewy and tough texture. 

How Do I Tell if the Scallops are Fully Cooked?

A common mistake most people tend to make when cooking scallops is that they end up overcooking the scallops, because they’re not sure how to tell if they’re fully cooked or not.

A simple way to find out if your scallops are perfectly cooked is that their seared ends should look opaque, and when you press down on them, they should have the texture of well-set jello. 

Can I Use Seafood Broth Instead?

While our recipe calls for 2 cups of water, you might have some seafood broth you would want to put to use, and yes, you could do that too.

In fact, using seafood broth will lend your pasta an incredible depth of flavor, which is perfect if you don’t have- say for example- just shrimp or just mussels when you’re trying out this recipe. 

Accompaniments & Sides for seafood pasta recipe

While this seafood pasta recipe is incredibly comforting and filling on its own, you can also team it up with some delicious sides. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

  • A simple tossed green salad
  • Corn on the cob with some lemon juice and a chili rub
  • Garlic roasted potatoes 
  • Grilled or steamed veggies 
  • Garlic bread 
  • Sweet potato muffins
  • French fries 
  • A simple coleslaw
  • Instant Pot Lobster Tail Recipe

If you’re not a big fan of the tomato based sauce, or just want to try something a bit different, you could also experiment with different sauces.

A simple sauce whipped up using garlic, lemon, butter and Parmesan can also taste insanely delicious! 

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Instant Pot Pasta Recipes


Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Seafood Pasta

Instant Pot Seafood Pasta

Looking to take your basic pasta up a notch? Give this supremely easy and delicious seafood pasta recipe a shot- it takes minutes in your instant pot!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  1. Turn your instant pot to saute and add the scallops and cook for 2 minutes, turning the scallops every 1 minute for even cooking.
  2. Remove and set to the side.
  3. Add the diced onions to the Instant Pot.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the water, all tomatoes and their juices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic , oregano, salt, and basil leaves.
  6. Ladle just enough of the tomato mixture into the Instant Pot to cover the bottom.
  7. Break the linguine noodles in half.
  8. Working in batches, add the noodles to the Instant Pot.
  9. Pour remaining sauce over the linguine.
  10. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  11. Do a quick release.
  12. Open the pressure cooker lid.
  13. Open the lid and stir.
  14. Add the shrimp and mussels to the pasta and close the lid.
  15. Set the Instant pot to high pressure for 1 minute.
  16. Do a quick release.
  17. Add the scallops to the mixture.
  18. Then remove the pot from the Instant Pot and allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes for the sauce to thicken slightly.
  19. The sauce will thicken even more as it cools.



  • Instead of tomato sauce, make it with pesto sauce. Cook pasta apart from seafood. And in a food processor combine coriander, garlic, cashews, cotija cheese, and olive oil. Mix until well integrated. Salt test (depending on the cheese and nuts you use it may or may not need it). Mix again with the pasta. Garnish with seafood. And presto!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 539Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 175mgSodium 1444mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 8gSugar 13gProtein 47g

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    • Jessica McCoy

      Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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