This Instant Pot Salmon recipe uses frozen filets for a last-minute, weeknight meal that is gluten-free, healthy, and so delicious.

Delicious salmon filets and vegetables for a quick weeknight dinner cooked in the Instant Pot.

Recipe Highlights

  • Prep and cook the entire meal in 30 minutes or less.
  • Use frozen salmon filets. All you have to do is take them out of the packaging!
  • Sea salt and garlic powder add the perfect amount of seasoning.
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon before serving gives this recipe a fresh, bright flavor.

Recipe Steps

1. Peel and chop the carrots and cube the potatoes.
2. Toss veggies into the Instant Pot along with the chicken broth.
3. Add the frozen salmon filets, skin side down.

An easy Instant Pot meal with only a handful of ingredients.

4. Top the salmon with the melted ghee or butter, salt, and garlic.
5. Set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
6. Natural release for 5 minutes and then use the quick-release to release any remaining pressure. This will ensure that the salmon doesn’t get overcooked.
7. Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving.

Chopped red potatoes make a great side for Instant Pot salmon.

Is this Recipe Healthy?

  • Yes! Wild-caught salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also considered a lean protein which is part of a balanced diet. Read more about healthy foods you should eat every day.
  • Fish, vegetables, and a healthy starch like potatoes is a perfectly balanced meal.
  • If you like this recipe, you might also like my Air Fryer Salmon recipe.

Top Tips

  • Use frozen fish filets. Be sure to look for wild-caught salmon, not farmed salmon.
  • Leave the skin on for cooking. If you prefer to serve it without skin, remove it right before serving.
  • Serve with a side salad to make it a full dinner.
  • Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge and add to a salad for a quick and easy lunch the next day.
Instant Pot Salmon is a quick, easy and healthy dinner option.

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instant pot salmon and vegetables on a plate

Instant Pot Salmon and Vegetables


This Instant Pot Salmon recipe uses frozen fish filets for a last-minute, weeknight meal that is gluten-free, healthy, and so delicious. 



  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 pound medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 carrots, chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 4 (4-ounce) frozen salmon fillets 
  • 4 tablespoons ghee, melted 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 2 lemons


  1. Pour the broth into the inner pot and add the potatoes and carrots. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side down, on top of the vegetables.
  2. Pour the melted ghee over the salmon and sprinkle the salt and garlic powder over the top.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 5 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. 
  4. After the cooking time is complete, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure. 
  5. Unlock and remove the lid. 
  6. Serve immediately with the lemon juice squeezed over each serving.
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Gluten-free, healthy

Keywords: instant pot frozen salmon, instant pot fish

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