instant pot salmon and vegetables on a plate

Instant Pot Salmon and Vegetables

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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