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Instant Pot Salmon Recipe – Ready in 10 Minutes

A salmon dinner is only minutes away with this simple and tasty Instant Pot Salmon Recipe. Using fresh basic ingredients you can make a gourmet meal!

Instant Pot Salmon on square white plate with vegetables

Healthy, Quick, and Easy. That is what I call a win in the dinner department. Grab a beautiful piece of salmon, fresh or frozen, and turn it into dinner in only 10 minutes thanks to your Instant Pot. This Instant Pot Salmon recipe is very simple, yet full of delicious flavor! The Instant Pot really helps the fish absorbs the lemon & dill flavors while cooking it to perfection. This is a great recipe for dinner any night.

How to Make Instant Pot Salmon

Instant Pot Salmon Steps

First thing is first…find the trivet for your instant pot. The small rack it came with for the inside. Can’t find it? Amazon has the racks for very reasonable!

  1. Place the water, lemon juice, lemon and dill in your instant pot.
  2. Add the rack and place your salmon on top. It is best if it fits in a single layer. So if you have a larger filet or multiple smaller fillets try to evenly spread them out.
  3. Salt & Pepper your salmon and add a couple of lemon slices on top if desired.
  4. Add your lid, close the pressure valve, and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. If you have a thick or frozen fillet set it to 6 minutes.

When it is done cooking you can manually release the pressure valve and serve immediately.

Can Salmon be Cooked from Frozen?

Yes it can! Just add 2 minutes to the cooking time. The Instant Pot is great for cooking frozen and dried items…and quickly! You can often save money by purchasing frozen salmon instead of fresh. So this is a great way to save time and money!

What to Serve

Instant Pot salmon with lemons

Instant Pot Salmon is such a great base for a meal! You can serve it with


Typically seafood leftovers are frowned upon, but this salmon is actually delicious the next day too. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge and use it for lunch on a salad or with a bowl of rice.

Instant Pot Salmon

A delicious dinner is only minutes away with this simple Instant Pot Salmon Recipe. Using fresh ingredients you can make a gourmet meal!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:4 minutes
Total Time:9 minutes



  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • 4-5 sprigs dill fresh
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Pour water and lemon juice into instant pot
  • Add lemon slices and dill
  • Add metal trivet into pot
  • Add 1 fillet, cut to fit if needed
  • Add lemon slices on top of salmon
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • Secure the Instant Pot lid and turn the pressure release value to seal
  • Use the manual setting to high pressure cook for 4 minutes, add 1 minute if your fillet is thick or frozen
  • When Instant Pot is done cooking, release pressure value to vent and release the pressure
  • Serve salmon immediately
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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