Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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These Instant Pot shrimp fajitas are ready in 5 minutes – faster than it would take to get a Mexican takeout!

Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

Instant Pot shrimp fajitas are one of the quickest dinners you’ll ever make! It’s also one of the healthiest too and fits perfectly into low-carb or keto diet!

I usually make shrimp fajitas in the oven (see my sheet pan shrimp fajitas recipe) but then decided – why not try making them in my Instant Pot? I already have the recipes for frozen shrimp in the Instant Pot and Instant Pot pepper and onion fajitas – so this shrimp fajitas recipe is simply these two recipes combined!

Shrimp Fajitas Made In Instant Pot

How To Make Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

Mexican shrimp fajitas make a perfect Instant Pot recipe – you just dump the ingredients in the pot, press the button and dinner is ready in 5 minutes!

For this recipe you need 4 simple ingredients: a bag of frozen shrimp, 2 sliced bell peppers, 1 sliced onion and 2 tbsp Taco seasoning (if you want to make Taco seasoning yourself, see my epic homemade Taco seasoning recipe). For shrimp fajitas, I like to use peeled tail-off shrimp – after all, who wants to deal with the shrimp tails while you are eating the fajitas :)

Put all ingredients in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup water. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button and set the time to 1 minute on High pressure. When it’s done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam. Drain excess water and the shrimp fajitas are ready to be served!

Instapot Shrimp Fajitas

What To Serve With Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

These shrimp fajitas make a complete low-carb meal as they include both protein and vegetables, so you can really do without any extra side-dishes. Or if you’d like, you can serve these shrimp fajitas with corn or flour tortillas (check out my tortillas from scratch recipe). Another way to serve the shrimp fajitas is in lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps.

You can also serve Instant Pot shrimp fajitas over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, pasta or spaghetti squash. They are amazing over Instant Pot cilantro-lime rice!

How To Cook Fajitas In Instant Pot

How To Freeze Shrimp Fajitas

You can make a homemade Instant Pot shrimp fajitas frozen dinner! Simply put sliced bell peppers, sliced onion and Taco seasoning in a ziploc bag and clip it to the bag of frozen shrimp. When it’s time to make fajitas, just dump the frozen peppers and onion mixture and frozen shrimp into Instant Pot and cook exactly the same for 1 minute on High pressure. Enjoy!

Shrimp fajitas leftovers can be stored in a fridge for up to 5 days and reheated in a microwave as needed, so this recipe is great for meal prep!

Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

These Instant Pot shrimp fajitas are amazing! Dinner on the table in 10 minutes from start to finish! They are also low-carb - perfect for a keto diet!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bell pepper, fajitas, onion, shrimp
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 145kcal


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  • Put shrimp, sliced peppers and sliced onions in the Instant Pot.  Sprinkle with Taco seasoning and toss until combined.
  • Add water to the Instant Pot, close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position.  Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 1 minute on High pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.  Drain the shrimp fajitas in a colander and put in a serving dish.  Add salt, pepper and more Taco seasoning to taste.


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Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1985IU | Vitamin C: 83.2mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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2 replies
  1. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness this was so good! I saw the recipe last night and am eating it now! I did use frozen fajita mix instead which left a lot of water in the pressure cooker. I’ll try reducing water by a quarter cup each time I cook it. But this is such an easy meal prep or Taco Tuesday dinner!

  2. Maria matthews
    Maria matthews says:

    5 stars
    I made this last night including your taco seasoning recipe. It was all amazing. I kept the gravy left and made a lot of soup with it delicious. Thank you for such a great recipe.


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