Instant Pot Steamed Clams


Clams are usually something you eat at your favorite restaurant or on holiday at a seaside resort, but you can also easily cook them at home, especially with the help of your Instant Pot.

Try them with a delicate dressing made with white wine and lemon juice to enjoy a gourmet dinner at home anytime you want!

Instant Pot Steamed Clams
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
  • 3 lb clams
  • 1 cup white wine melted
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Carefully clean your clams.
  • Pour melted butter into your Instant Pot, then add garlic cloves and press “Sauté”.
  • Cook for 1 minutes, until garlic starts to brown, then remove it.
  • Add white wine and cook for another 2 minutes to reduce it.
  • Add your clams, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes.
  • Let the steam release naturally and then remove the lid.
  • Serve your clams topped with their sauce.
Calories: 409kcal Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 11g Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 20g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 684mg Potassium: 151mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 1152IU Vitamin C: 17mg Calcium: 51mg Iron: 1mg
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    Reader Interactions

  1. Lisa

    This was so delicious. The only thing I changed was leaving mixed garlic in the pot before adding wine. Sooooooo delicious!!!

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Hi Lisa!

      Great ! Thank you for you comment 🙂

  2. Kelly Hair

    It takes much longer than 15 minutes. The instaPot takes a very long time to build pressure just for two minutes of cooking.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Instant Pot indeed needs some time to build enough pressure to start cooking. In my first recipes, I used to add this time to the cooking & total time in the recipe details.
      However, it really made the users confused and I got many comments like "why you say 'cook for 10 minutes' while you mention that the cooking time is 25 minutes? What is the right time? What should I do? What is an Instant Pot? Who am I ? Why the earth rotates? etc. So I changed it and now I'm showing only the actual cooking time to prevent confusion.

      • Eli

        Seems most people who have an Insrant Pot would know to account for this prep time so it makes sense to me to only lost actual cook time

        • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

          Yes, and the time it takes to build pressure also varies based on the size of your model and the size of the batch you're cooking. Makes it tough to accurately estimate.

  3. Allen Davis

    Ha Ha Ha!

  4. Nicole mendoza

    i am going to try this

  5. Billy

    I think the whole point of the instant pot, in my opinion, is a "set it forget it" kind of thing. Lol. So who cares if the 2 minute cook time actually takes about 10 minutes. I just got done with this receipt and it's a good easy one. I actually add shallots to mine as well. I'm from Rhode Island.....I highly suggest looking into making clam cakes or stuffies after you cook the clams.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Sounds delicious, great idea!

  6. Sarah

    Ive made this a few times so far. I dont actually measure much, and I always add a little shrimp stock after the wine. But it is SOOOO good! I'm sure it would be wonderful if you followed directions too.

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