Instant Pot Easy Scallops Alfredo

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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We developed this pasta casserole with frozen bay scallops (rather than sea scallops) because bay scallops cook quickly and are readily available in the freezer section of most large supermarkets. If you can’t find them, use frozen, raw, small peeled and deveined shrimp (about 50 per pound— not the so-called “salad” shrimp, but small “standard” shrimp). Some jarred alfredo sauces contain less than 16 ounces. If yours is 14 1/2 or 15 ounces, add another 2 tablespoons broth in step 1. Beyond • Add up to 1 cup frozen or fresh peas. Scatter them on top of the scallops in step 1 before locking on the lid. • Garnish the servings with shredded Asiago cheese, or even a finely grated aged Asiago. Or just try finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. • And/or garnish with stemmed and minced fresh parsley leaves. • And/or garnish with lots of fresh black pepper.

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recipe updated Mar 24, 2020


  • Alfredo sauce icon
    Alfredo sauce
    1 ½ cups (about 360 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    2 ½ cups (about 622.5 g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    ½ tsp (about 0.35 g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    ½ tsp (about 0.4 g)
  • Egg noodles icon
    Egg noodles
    340.5 g (about 340 ½)
  • Frozen bay scallops icon
    Frozen bay scallops
    454 g (about 2 cups)


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  • kCook icon Inner pot

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  1. Add alfredo sauce to the inner pot
  2. Mix chicken broth, dried oregano, garlic powder and red pepper flakes into the sauce
  3. Stir egg noodles into the sauce
  4. Top with frozen bay scallops
  5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 4 min
  7. Natural release - 1 min
  8. Release pressure -
  9. Then cover with alfredo sauce
  10. Stir in until combined
  11. Set the lid askew over the pot and let sit for a couple of minutes so the noodles continue to absorb some of the liquid
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