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Instant Pot Crab Legs

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Making crab legs in the Instant Pot is so easy you’re going to love it!

My daughter loves crab legs and asks if we can get them almost every time we go to the store.

A few days ago it was her lucky day because they had snow crab on sale.

In the past I would steam the crab legs, but since I was making enough for three of us it would take multiple batches.

So I figured why not make them in the Instant Pot!?

Well I’m so glad I did because they were easy to make, I could cook them all at once and they were delicious!

I put the trivet into my Instant Pot then added one cup of water. Then I took one clove of garlic and peeled it, chopped it in half, smashed it with my knife then then put it in the water.

Adding the garlic gave the crab such a delicious flavor!

The cook time for the crab legs was 4 minutes. I did a quick release of pressure and dinner was ready.

The best part is that crab is 0 points for blue and purple. With green you can have 3 crab legs for 0 points! But if you have 4 crab legs with green it would be 1 point.

Since the crab is so low in points I decided to serve rice with it. It was so good!

Instant Pot Crab Legs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
9 mins
  • Crab legs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 clove of garlic
  1. Add the trivet to the Instant Pot then add one cup of water.

  2. Peel the garlic clove then cut in half. Use your knife to smash both pieces of garlic and add them to the Instant Pot.

  3. Add the crab legs to the Instant Pot.

  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Make sure the lever is set to seal. Press the manual button and set the time for 4 minutes.

  5. Once the time is up do a quick release of pressure. When the steam is released carefully remove the lid.

Here are some more easy Instant Pot meals:

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Taco Salad

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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