Instant Pot Steamed Clams

Steamed Clams in a black pan with smoke on top garnished with chopped scallion

This is the best Instant Pot clams recipe ever.

Have a great dinner in only 10 minutes total using simple ingredients 🙂

Steamed Clams in a black bowl with smoke on top garnished with chopped scallion

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!

Serve as an appetizer or over rice or pasta for a complete meal.

This recipe can serve 8 people (or 4 hungry ones).

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steamed clams ingredients

Can I half the recipe?

Sure. You can make 1 lb of clams instead. Use ¼ cup of butter, ¼ cup of lemon juice and ½ cup of wine.

Same cooking time.

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Steamed Clams in a black pan with smoke on top garnished with chopped scallion

Instant Pot Steamed Clams

One of the most delicious seafood recipes that you can make in an Instant Pot.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clams, seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup white wine melted
  • 2 lb clams
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Press "saute" and add butter.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute until brown.
  • Add white wine and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add clams, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 146kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 3g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 205mg Potassium: 53mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 407IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 16mg Iron: 1mg



Don't forget to carefully clean your clams before cooking.
Instead of 3 minutes and quick release, you can cook for 2 minutes and then wait for a natural release.
You an decrease the amount of butter to ¼ cup.
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25 thoughts on “Instant Pot Steamed Clams

  1. Absolutely delicious. Just as if we’re made the Italian way like my SIL does. Broth can be used to dip bread in or anything else you’d prefer. 2nd x using this method. Thks

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