Instant Pot Low-Country Boil Recipe

I am originally from Alabama, so I know all about southern cooking. Low-Country Boil is one of my favorites! This recipe is a Louisiana staple. It is not the healthiest recipe, but it is definitely a tasty one. I would usually do this recipe in a crockpot and let it cook for 8 hours. However, now that I have my Instant Pot, I decided to experiment. This recipe took me less than 20 minutes in the Instant Pot!! If you do not have a pressure cooker, then you can still make this recipe in a crockpot. Let’s get to it!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 4-5 stalks of corn, halved
  • 1 package of kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of shrimp
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups of water (we also added half a can of beer for added flavor. Note: the alcohol cooks out)
  • Seasonings: Old Bay and garlic powder


  1. Add the potatoes, sausage, onion, butter, and corn into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the 3 cups of water and seasonings. I honestly add a lot of seasonings. The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of Old Bay, but I know I added more than that.
  3. Seal the Instant Pot and make sure that the pressure valve is also sealed. Click the Pressure Cook button on HIGH for 4 minutes (the countdown will not start until the pressure builds up).
  4. When the Instant Pot makes a loud beep, I release the steam to a quick pressure release. When the Instant Pot stops steaming, then you can remove the lid.
  5. Add more Old Bay seasoning and add the uncooked shrimp to the Instant Pot. Turn off, unplug, or place the pot on warm. Replace the Instant Pot lid. Let the shrimp cook in the residual heat in the pot for 5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

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